Sam White from Southwark Wellbeing Hub on peer support

Sam White is a peer supporter at Together’s Southwark Wellbeing Hub and was kind enough to record an interview with us to provide insight into his own experience of peer support. Sam began the interview by describing his own previous experience of mental distress that makes up the lived experience that he uses to support others:

Sam continues the interview by explaining how he came to become a peer supporter himself and how that process was for him:

Next Sam reflects on his work as a peer supporter and what he has learned during that time:

Finally Sam explains what he would say to people who were considering accessing peer support or becoming a peer supporter: