“You have helped so many amazing and inspiring peer support groups, by acknowledgement and awareness of the impact that peer support groups have enhancing the mental health & wellbeing within our communities” - Marsh Award Project 2020
Peer support means different things to different people. It may also be called self-help, befriending/wellbeing groups, meet ups, or mentoring. It also can take place online, by phone or other means.
We know there is fantastic peer-led peer support running in England and Wales. We also know that during the pandemic many groups have found alternative ways of running their face-to-face meetings with groups moving online or using other digital platforms.
We will be awarding 9 projects under the categories of:
• Peer support in marginalised communities
• Doing it for ourselves
• Innovative peer support
Your nomination needs to be completed collectively with representatives of the group/project. Each project chosen will receive a cash prize and hear about other events and learning opportunities offered by Mind and PeerFest partners.
We will invite all finalists to a special celebration event which will take place online mid-December 2021.
Nominations close midnight on Wednesday 20th October 2021.
If you’d like regular peer support updates and opportunities then email us at [email protected] with 'enews' in the title.