“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.
1-1 Peer Supporters
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.
If you’re interested in applying, please download the Role Description and Application Form below. To find out more or apply for the role, get in touch with Nia, our Peer Support Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Peer Supporters
The Self-Management programme is a key part of how we deliver peer-led group support at the Southwark Wellbeing Hub. Our Self-Management groups are run on a weekly basis by people with lived experience of mental distress.
We are looking for several facilitators to help run these groups by providing a safe space for attendees to learn about different coping techniques and self-management tools so they can take back control of their own wellbeing.
As a facilitator, you will provide peer support within a group setting and allow attendees to lead the way and shape the group to their needs. The role will involve leading 4 core sessions, 4 follow up sessions and then helping to transform the group into an entirely peer-led group. To learn more about this role please read the role description below.
If you’re interested in applying, please download the Role Description and Application Form below. To find out more or apply for the role, get in touch with Samiha, our Peer Support Self-Management Coordinator, at email@example.com.