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The value of peer support in criminal justice settings

Posted on 30, August 2019

For more than 2 years now, Together for Mental Wellbeing has been providing peer support to people living with mental distress who come into contact with the criminal justice system. The lived experience that our peer supporters provide is incredibly valuable to people that use our service and provides insight and understanding beyond what our mental health practitioners can. That makes them an essential part of the overall service our criminal justice team offer and as we look to ensure with all of our work at Together, service user involvement is at the centre of it.

In the video below Together CEO, Linda Bryant explains the importance of peer support in criminal justice settings to build relationships, develop trust and provide an informed perspective to support:

 

For more information on peer support at Together go to www.together-uk.org/peer-support/