I like the fact that we’re all helping each other… I think if you’re signing up to do peer support… you do need to recognize that it is giving, and receiving, support.

What is Peer Support?

Peer support stands out from other mental health services because individuals actively participate in creating a safe space for each other. Within this environment, individuals can draw upon their shared experiences to offer and receive support from one another.

Peers decide which aspects of their personal experiences to discuss, seek assistance for, and utilize to assist others.

 

Types of Peer Support (3 Broad Approaches)

Groups: 

Group peer support entails the gathering of three or more individuals to provide mutual assistance. Various approaches can be adopted, ranging from organized groups with designated roles and structured activities, to more relaxed and informal get-togethers.

One-to-one: 

This type of support entails a mutual exchange between two individuals. It can range from casual interactions, such as friends discussing a common issue, to structured sessions where one person has received specific training, like mentoring skills.

Online: 

Online peer support offers individuals the opportunity to seek assistance whenever necessary, particularly if they are unable to participate in person. This platform grants people greater flexibility, ensuring their inclusion in peer support despite any physical limitations.

Weekly Schedule

Mondays

Stronger Together Peer Support Group Hub

11am – 12:30pm, runs every fortnight 2nd and 4th Monday of the month

(Momentarily Paused)

Location: Mind in Haringey Building,

73c Stapleton Hall Road
London, N4 3QF

Tuesdays

Healing & Feeling Peer Support Group Hub

1-2:30pm (Ongoing)

Location: Mind in Haringey Building

73c Stapleton Hall Road
London, N4 3QF

Wednesdays

LGBTQI+ Queer Hub

5:30pm -7:30pm

Runs every fortnight 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month (Under Development)

Location: Mind in Haringey Large Hall

73c Stapleton Hall Road
London, N4 3QF

Thursdays

Unity Peer Support Group Hub

1:30-3:00pm
(Ongoing)

Location: Mind in Haringey Building

73c Stapleton Hall Road
London, N4 3QF

Fridays

PTSD Peer Support Hub (Closed Group) 

10:30-12:00pm
(Ongoing)

Location: Mind in Haringey Building

73c Stapleton Hall Road
London, N4 3QF

…It’s comforting to know that all those people are going through the same thing, just like a little group community. There’s a comfort of knowing that these people are feeling the same way you are.

How does it work? 

The Haringey Wellbeing Network offers two distinct peer support services- Peer Support Group Hubs and 1-2-1 support, both seeking to:

  • Bring together people with shared experiences to support each other 
  • Provides safe space where you feel accepted and understood 
  • Treat everyone’s experiences as being equally important 
  • It involves both giving and receiving support

Peer support involves individuals utilizing their personal experiences to assist one another. Various forms of peer support exist, all with the common objective of uniting individuals who have shared experiences in order to provide mutual support. Additionally, peer support creates an environment where individuals can feel accepted and understood.

Peer Support Group Hubs: 
Currently, all the groups are Ongoing with no limits on the session, and all are facilitated by trained Staff.

One to One sessions:

1-to-1 sessions, are between a peer and a trained mentor with life experience and will be conducted for a restricted number of sessions (8 weeks, 8 sessions).

The various areas of Peer Support encompass:

  • Social emphasis
  • Activity emphasis
  • Emphasis on exchanging mental health experiences
  • Educational emphasis

I have a very good relationship with my peers and we share how we feel. We support one another and I look forward to seeing everyone on a weekly basis.

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