Charity Number 1160931

Company Number 09295578

Peer Support

Peer support is when people use their own experience of mental health problems to support each other. This can be 1to1, online or in groups. 

Peer support group activities can include 

  • Knitting & Sewing

  • Mosaic & Crafts

  • Gardening

  • Talking groups 

  • Art 

  • Walk

Peer support groups are accessible for everyone, however, some have a specific membership. This could for people who share a similar background, identity or diagnosis such as LGBTQ+, men's group, Afro-Caribbean groups, anxiety, depression or hearing voices. 

Peer support can;

  • Help you to talk about what you are feeling and experiencing

  • Help you share suggestions for coping techniques and support options

  • Introduce you to ideas and approaches that have been helpful to others

  • Reassure you that you're not the only person who has felt like this

  • Increase your self esteem and confidence over time help you see how common mental health problems are, and that everyone experiencing them deserves support

  • Provide a sense of belonging to a community of people with similar experiences

  • Give you a safety net to turn to at difficult times or if you’re at risk of crisis

  • Help you to find support that's right for you

 

 

Who can access this support?  

Our services are available to any person ages 18+ and living in Northamptonshire. Most of our services are free, however, some do incur a small cost.

Need help to access support?

 

Our mental health navigators can help you make sense of services and support you to access them.

        01604 658813

        mentalhealth.navigators@nhs.net

If you would like to speak to someone locally, head to our contact us/members page for more details. 

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