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:
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
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.
Conway Hall is located at 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
To feedback on PeerFest 2022, scan the QR code.