Peer Support Coordinator Christine Pearson on benefits of Peer Support

As a final part of our campaign for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 celebrating our theme of Peer Support we wanted to revisit a previous film featuring Peer Support Coordinator Christine Pearson. Christine works in Together’s Liaison and Diversion team supporting people who’ve experienced mental distress and come into contact with the criminal justice system. Christine has lived experience of both elements herself and uses that to work alongside other peer supporters and inspire people with her own story.

In this clip she explains how she felt taking on the role she has now and what the benefits of peer support are for her:

You can view the full film with Christine made by Flexible Films for Together below:

Or to see a film where Christine shares more of her own lived experience of mental distress and of the criminal justice system watch below: