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Peer Supporter Training at Southwark Wellbeing Hub

Southwark Wellbeing Hub are now recruiting Peer Supporters. This is an exciting opportunity for people with lived experience of mental distress who want to support a Southwark resident suffering from mental ill-health.

They will be holding a four day training course, starting on Monday 21st November, for people who are committed to becoming voluntary Peer Supporters for the Southwark Wellbeing Hub.

As a Peer Supporter, your lived experience of mental distress will be at the heart of your role. You will use your own experiences to empathise with and support people who are experiencing mental distress. You will work alongside people who use the Southwark Wellbeing Hub, a service run by Together for Mental Wellbeing.

Once you have completed the training and a full DBS check, you will become a Peer Supporter and will offer one-to-one support to a resident in Southwark who is facing mental distress or using mental health services. Whilst volunteering as a Peer Supporter, you will receive regular support and guidance from Southwark Wellbeing Hub’s Peer Support Coordinator. You can go to them with any issues or questions about peer support, and you will work with them to develop and use your skills as a Peer Supporter in a way that benefits you and the people you are supporting.

Please share this email with anyone who might be interested in becoming a Peer Supporter.

The training will take place on Monday 21st November, Monday 28th November, Thursday 1st December and Thursday 8th December, 10.30am – 4pm. Training will take place at the Southwark Wellbeing Hub, 29 Peckham Road, SE5 8UA. Participants must be able to attend all four sessions.

To find out more or apply for the role, please contact Nia Roberts, Peer Support Coordinator on 020 3751 9684 or southwarkhub@together-uk.org

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