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Our annual celebration of peer support and mental wellbeing

If making peer support special to your own community, culture, faith, customs and beliefs is something you’re passionate about – we’d love to meet you at PeerFest 2022.

You can join us in-person or online - this year's PeerFest will be a hybrid event.

We'll be holding creative activities, workshops, and the Marsh Awards.

 

Programme: Conway Hall, Thursday 8th December 2022

Please arrive at the venue at 10:30 am for coffee and registration. PeerFest will begin at 11am, with a welcome talk, with events happening throughout the day, and the Marsh Awards at 4:30 pm.

The event will end at 9pm. 

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Main Hall

10:30 – 11:00 – Registration

11:00 – 11:15 – Welcome talk

11:20 – 11:50 – Sustaining Peer Support Fund grantees

12:00 – 12:20 – Relaxation Workshop: Colour Therapy, self-tapping massage

12:30 – 12:50 – Superheroics Book Introduction on Criminal Justice Peer Support

13:00 – 13:30 - Sound Healing

13:30 – 14:30 - Lunch

14:30 – 14:50 - 'Art as a role outside mental illness' talk & The Curiosity Hole activity

15:00 – 15:30 – Bollywood Dance Performance & audience participation workshop

15:35 – 15:55 – Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

16:00 – 16:20 – ‘How to start a community when you feel like you don’t fit in’ workshop

16:30 – Marsh Awards Ceremony

17.45 – Food and live band

Brockway Room – Workshop Room

11:30 – 12:15 – Active Listening Workshop

12:30 – 13:15 – Setting Up Your Own Peer Support Group & autism advocacy workshop

13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch

14:30 – 15:15 – Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System, interactive workshop

15:30 – 16:15 –Digital Inclusion Workshop

16:30 – 17:30 – Poetry Workshop

Bertrand Russel Room – Workshop Room

11:30 - 12:15 – Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

12:30 – 13:15 – Message in a Bottle Workshop

13:30 -14:30 – Lunch

14:30 – 15:15 – Peer Assist workshop: action learning & collaboration around network weaving, amongst peer support leaders

15:30 – 16:30 – Yoga and General Quiet Space

Catering

Refreshments will be available throughout the day. A sandwich lunch will be provided and a hot food buffet will be served in the evening after the Marsh Awards.

Getting here

Conway Hall is located at 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL.

By Underground

Holborn Station (Central and Piccadilly lines) is approximately five minutes’ walk away. Also within reasonable walking distance are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line).

Travelling by Train and Coach

Farringdon, Euston, Waterloo & Waterloo East, Kings Cross and London’s Eurostar Terminal St. Pancras International are under 15 minutes journey from Conway Hall. See National Rail for more details and planning your journey. See Trainline for discounted tickets for trains and coaches.

By Bus

Route 98 comes via Oxford Street and terminates in Red Lion Square. Routes 19, 38, 55 and 243 pass by the Theobalds Road entrance to the Hall. Any bus to Holborn, Grays Inn Road or Southampton Row/Kingsway comes close to Conway Hall.

Photo Consent

Photographs and filming will take place throughout the day. If you do not want to be filmed or your photograph taken, please let us know at reception, where we will provide you with a lanyard. 

Social Wall

So that we can all engage together as one audience, you will have seen details in your joining instructions about our social wall, which will be shown on screen throughout the event - either physically or online!

We will be showing this on screens at the venue and on Zoom throughout the day. It is very easy and simple to share an image or upload a comment. You can view the social wall here. 

Take a photo of yourself, your coffee, your workspace, whatever you feel like sharing,  and share the image by uploading it in one of three ways: posting on the website, tweeting with the hashtag #PeerFest22, or scanning the QR code below. 

Marsh Awards

To watch videos about our amazing Marsh Awards winners, scan this QR code. 

Support and questions

If you need any support please contact [email protected]

We look forward to you joining us on the 8th December!

Feedback

To feedback on PeerFest 2022, scan the QR code. 

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