Marsh Awards 2022
The Marsh Awards 2022 came back for an 8th round to recognise community-led groups doing amazing peer support in England and Wales. Thanks to the Marsh Charitable Trust, we were able to run 5 categories of awards, to reward 15 outstanding community groups.
In each category, we awarded a star project £1000, and 2 other groups were awarded £500 each. The Marsh Award Ceremony was held at our annual PeerFest event on December 8 at Conway Hall in London.
The Marsh Awards 2022 Categories and Winners
If a group started out from a grassroots level and hasn’t been awarded much funding, or if they had to overcome specific barriers and continue the group despite them, this category recognises that group’s resilience to keep going.
This category values a creative approach in community work. This includes both artistic work and innovative, out-of-the-box thinking. Groups might run art workshops, have a unique approach to mental health support, or are known to come up with creative solutions when facing challenges.
We know that burnout and exhaustion are real problems in community and peer support groups. This category highlights groups that have built in care practices for all levels, from leadership, core teams, to group participants.
This category is for groups that build capacity through actively seeking connections and collaborations within and across communities. We're also commending groups who've connected with the environment in conscious ways.
Star Award: Trans Sober
Commended: Cardiff New Muslim Club, House of Polish & European Community
Find out more about our Marsh Awards winners!
As well as visiting their websites, which you can see in the sections above, you can also find out more about our Marsh Awards winners in their own words.
Watch the videos below to hear all about the value of peer support, the work the groups do, and what difference they make to their communities.
Overcoming Barriers and Small Groups
Star Award: Syrian Welsh Society
Commended: Rain on Me, Haringey Over 50's Forum
Watch: Syrian Welsh Society
Watch: Haringey Over 50s forum
Watch: Rain on Me
Star Award: Misery
Commended: Mothers Uncovered, Survivors of Depression in Transition (SODiT)
Watch: Mothers Uncovered
Watch: Survivors Of Depression in Transition (SODiT)
Commended: Changes Bristol, Wellbeing Hub and Peer Support at TOG Mind, Missing Peace Wellbeing Support, FYA Peer Support
Watch: Changes Bristol
Watch: Wellbeing Hub and Peer Support at TOG Mind
Watch: FYA Peer Support
Commended: Cardiff New Muslim Club, House of Polish and European Community
Watch: Cardiff New Muslim Club
Watch: House of Polish and European Community
Star: Da'aro Youth, Championing Youth Minds
Watch: Da'aro Youth, Championing Youth Minds
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