Help us to be there to support mental wellbeing
PLEASE NOTE THIS PROJECT IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD
Funding for the Peer Support Project ended in 2018. We continued delivering the project with the support of volunteers but without funding, we have had to make the difficult decision to put the project on hold.
Obtaining funding is our priority and we are making applications on an ongoing basis - as soon as we are successful, we will reinstate the project.
We provide many other services that offer support and volunteering opportunities; please click on the 'Services' Tab to see them, or you can call us between 9:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday for further information.
[updated February 2020]
Mind in Kingston runs a Peer Support Project to support individuals with long-term, enduring mental health issues.
The project is supported by peers - volunteers who have their own experiences of mental health issues. Volunteers have been trained in Intentional Peer Support which is a course that focuses on how to support people as equals by using shared experiences, by listening and by moving forwards.
Peers are matched with a service user and work on specific goals to improve their mental wellbeing, improve self-confidence and self-esteem and connect people with others in their local community.
You can self-refer, but we also take referrals from GPs, Care Coordinators or other medical professionals. Service users must be from the borough of Kingston upon Thames.
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Volunteer for our Get Set to Go physical activity project, please visit our Get Set to Go page for further information or contact our Get Set to Go Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please click here to download our Peer Support Project leaflet.