Project Manager: Tina Kislingbury
Operations and development manager: Andrew Farquhar
Peer Support Coordinator: Carole Connolly
Our partners in running this service:
Referrals accepted from: Self-referral, social workers, community mental health team, community psychiatric nurse, support worker, friends and family.
Opening hours: We run an open door service for new referrals on Mondays and Fridays from 1pm to 4pm, and on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
About the service
Accessing Your Way is designed to be as easy and straight forward as possible. We aim to make support genuinely self-directed for everyone we work with.
Your Way works alongside individuals as they overcome obstacles and move forward with their life. This might include:
- Managing mental health
- Entering education
- Returning to work
- Finding new hobbies and social activities
- Solving housing issues
- Making friends
- Organising finances
- Reducing need for mental health services
We help people build resources that help them stay well, their way. The essential elements of Your Way are:
- User leadership – individuals lead their journey to wellbeing and are experts in their own recovery.
- Meaningful personalisation – people we support benefit from person-centred and “person-led” support.
- Open minded approach and excellent customer service – every Your Way relationship starts with a conversation and a blank piece of paper. Nothing is pre-determined and everything is possible. If we can’t do it, we’ll help you find it elsewhere.
- Peer support – everyone can access high quality peer support based on user leadership.
- Healthy living in the community – we help people identify and access mainstream solutions within their own community and recognise the importance of a healthy mind, body and spirit.
What we offer:
- Bespoke one-to-one support to help individuals achieve their recovery goals.
- Person-centred planning, using Recovery Star, WRAP Plan or other tailored tools.
- Support to improve physical and mental wellbeing, access work, leisure, education and training opportunities.
- Links with organisations, networks and peers across the local community.
- An open-minded approach, and a service built on the principles of user leadership and excellent customer service.
- Tailored support via personal budgets, direct payments, spot purchase and self-funders.
- Peer support and peer support training.
- Tailored volunteer opportunities.
- A flexible programme of service user led groups and activities in the community.
To find our more about this service, please contact the project directly.