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Peer Support Directory Application form

1 of 2 Introduction

Since 2013, peer support groups and organisations offering peer support can apply to be added to the Mind Peer Support Directory by completing this application form. The current application form was updated in 2019, using the input from our independent Directory Focus Group.


Disclaimer: Mind cannot guarantee the quality of the peer support offered by the groups listed on the directory. The groups listed are not Mind services or Mind-led and we always suggest you contact each local group directly to find out more.

Any personal information you include on this form will be stored securely.

We will use your data to: update the Mind Peer Support Directory; contact you about any changes to the directory; contact you about any peer support news and opportunities both within Mind and with other organisations and people. You can find out about how we look after your information by reading our Privacy Policy.

 

Background of Mind Peer Support Directory

The current Mind Peer Support Directory was created in 2013 using data gathered from a Mind study to scope mental health peer support across England: Piecing together the jigsaw.
The directory currently lists over 300 groups who identify as ‘offering peer support in the community’ across England and Wales. Mind hopes to encourage more peer support groups to join the directory as a resource for users, family, friends, professionals and anyone else to find peer support in their local area.

We want to develop the directory’s scope and usability to:

  • Make it easier for users to search for peer support.
  •  Invite new peer support groups to join the directory, particularly from community led peer support and marginalised communities.
  • Widen the directory to include peer support groups in Wales.
  • Look at the geographical gaps in the directory and do more work to invite groups from these areas to join the directory.

2 of 2 Application

You might be an organisation or an independent community group. If you are an organisation that supports more than 5 peer support groups in England and Wales, we will list your parent organisation under each area on the directory. We will signpost users to your website - this way you will be able to update your own information on each group more effectively.
You might be an organisation or an independent community group. If you are an organisation that supports more than 5 peer support groups in England and Wales, we will list your parent organisation under each area on the directory. We will signpost users to your website - this way you will be able to update your own information on each group more effectively.
Some groups advertise themselves by condition and some by mental health experience. Examples include: anxiety, bipolar, selective mutism, hearing voices
Some groups advertise themselves by condition and some by mental health experience. Examples include: anxiety, bipolar, selective mutism, hearing voices
Some groups advertise themselves as focusing on a specific activity. Examples include: gardening, running, walking, meet up
Some groups advertise themselves as focusing on a specific activity. Examples include: gardening, running, walking, meet up
Is your group open to specific members only? E.g. LGBTQ+, BME, women
Is your group open to specific members only? E.g. LGBTQ+, BME, women
It's important to know what kind of facilitation is used in your peer support group. This maybe a combination of facilitators. Examples include: 100% peer-led, volunteer, paid peer support worker, combination
It's important to know what kind of facilitation is used in your peer support group. This maybe a combination of facilitators. Examples include: 100% peer-led, volunteer, paid peer support worker, combination
We can use these numbers to strengthen the campaign for more access to peer support for everyone.
We can use these numbers to strengthen the campaign for more access to peer support for everyone.
Some people want to join a group and others want on line support. Examples include: face to face, online, telephone, email, other
Some people want to join a group and others want on line support. Examples include: face to face, online, telephone, email, other
Some groups ask for a referral, maybe from a GP, for people to join a group. Examples include: referral, GP referral, self-referral, drop-in, phone in advane.
Some groups ask for a referral, maybe from a GP, for people to join a group. Examples include: referral, GP referral, self-referral, drop-in, phone in advane.

Please complete if you would like the address to be included in the directory:

if applicable
if applicable
name of group contact and best way to make contact
name of group contact and best way to make contact
to be included for the public to see on the directory.
to be included for the public to see on the directory.

We look forward to listing your peer support group on our directory as soon as we have processed your application.

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