“Being a Peer Supporter with the Wellbeing Hub contributes to my own personal development and growth. It helps me to breakaway from isolation and improves my ability in developing relationships with others. It is very nourishing to the soul to be able to give hope and encourage others to empower themselves. It is also rewarding to bear witness to the progress, personal development and growth of those I support”Denise, Peer Supporter
What is Peer Support?
Peer support takes place when people with experience of mental distress support each other towards better wellbeing, as people of equal value and on a reciprocal basis, using their own lived experience as a tool for support.
Peer Support is an integral part of the Hub, and Together’s mission. You can find out more about the Hub’s offer of Peer Support here. If you are interested in Together’s view of Peer Support, you can read more here.
Become a Peer Supporter
Join our diverse and passionate team of volunteers here at the Southwark Wellbeing Hub. As a Peer Supporter, your lived experience of mental distress will be at the heart of your role. Use your own experiences to support people in the community with their own mental distress.
With guidance from your Peer Support Coordinator, you can be there for someone in a way that is led by them and suits your strengths. Develop your skills in empathy and active listening and a drive for social change to support people based in Southwark.