What is peer support?

Peer support happens when people who have been through similar tough times help each other. We focus on mental health issues, trauma, and other emotional challenges. People in peer support groups share things in common, like experiences and interests.

Peer support is special because everyone involved helps to create a safe space. In this space, they share their stories and support each other. This helps them feel less alone and learn new ways to handle their feelings.

When someone joins our Peer Support Service, they work one-on-one with a Peer Support Worker (PSW). Our participants might be dealing with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, or other emotional difficulties. Our PSWs have also faced these challenges and have learned ways to cope.

To learn more about how peer support is different from other kinds of help, you can read an article by The Tad Project here.

If you want to refer yourself or someone else to our Peer Support Service, please email us at [email protected] or use the following form:

Peer Support Referral Form
Please use the following form to request support from our peer support service. If you are in crisis and require immediate support, please call 111 for mental health services
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