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Peer support in your community


Over the last five years, we’ve run programmes exploring the benefits of peer support, building an evidence base for its effectiveness, and promoting its value to people with experience of mental health problems, service providers and commissioners.

Ultimately, these programmes aim to improve people’s lives through access to and knowledge of peer support. 

Our programmes

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Side by Side

Side by Side delivered peer support to thousands of people. It also investigated the impact of this peer support on people’s mental health, wellbeing and use of services.

Women Side by Side

Mind and Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, worked together on a programme of peer support for women, Women Side by Side, to increase the availability of high-quality peer support for women.

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Side by Side Cymru

Mind Cymru led the Side by Side Cymru programme to improve the availability and quality of peer support in the community.

Other resources

We also have other information about peer support, including the values underpinning peer support,  how to set up and sustain your own group, and more. 


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