Marsh Awards for Mental Health Peer Support

The Marsh Awards recognise excellence in mental health peer support in England and Wales. The awards are run by The Marsh Christian Trust, Mind and Peerfest partner organisations.

Nominations have now closed for the 2018 awards and winners were announced during our annual Peerfest celebrations on 20 October. We'll be bringing you more news, stories and insights from those selected groups in the weeks to come!

Winners were chosen from the categories of:
• Marginalised Groups
• Doing it for Ourselves
• Innovative Peer Support

This year’s winners will each receive £500 cash, plus unique opportunities throughout the year to attend workshops, networking events and peer action learning, all provided by Mind and Peerfest partners.

Read Rabia's story about her group and what it was like to win the award in 2017.

It was such an honour to be recognised for the work we've all put in...there is nothing like it in our community

2017 Marsh Award winners

Peer Support at Work

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Peer Mentors for Mental Health
Based in Liverpool, there are over 10 schools that have been trained in peer mentoring with over 250 trained young mentors. Acting as mental health champions within their schools, they're spreading the message that mental health affects everyone in order to combat the stigma around it, as well as being there for those who need to talk.

Doing it for Ourselves

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Kiran Women's group

The group is for women over the age of 50 from BME communities in Blackburn, many are still developing their English language skills and have often been reliant on their partners, economically and emotionally. The group activities help improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

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Innovative Peer Support

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The Tuesday Project

This unique group supports Deaf people with mental health problems and is a partnership between Deaf Led charity SignHealth and mental health charity Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS), funded by the Tudor Trust.

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