Peer Support Workers Needed!
Are you someone with personal experience of mental health issues who would like to play a part in supporting someone in the early stages of recovery?
If so, we'd love to hear from you
All our peer support workers have a lived experience of mental health problems. They provide up to twelve weeks of one-to-one emotional and practical support in the community to service users (also known as ‘peers’) who have been recently discharged from hospital and are under the care of a community team.
Peer support workers share their lived experiences with the aim of encouraging peers to reflect on their own recovery and make positive, long-lasting changes in their lives.
There is considerable focus on the recovery journey of peers, and ways of adjusting to life away from hospital, with activities that promote overall well-being (etc. accessing educational opportunities, leisure activities, social interaction).
All peer support workers are required to complete a training programme that runs one day a week for 8 weeks.
Becoming a peer support worker is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the recovery of others as well as learning about yourself and it offers an excellent stepping stone back into employment.
Recruitment will commence in the New Year 2017.
For more information about the training and to discuss becoming a peer support worker please contact:
Hackney Peer Support Service Co-ordinator
Tel: 020 8510 8630