An annual celebration of peer support

Peerfest is our national annual event celebrating the importance, power and diversity of peer support. It's a welcoming, inclusive and inspirational event bringing peers together to network, share knowledge and best practice through workshops, creative activities, debate and The Marsh Awards.

Peerfest is overseen by the cross-organisational Peerfest National Planning Team, with delivery carried out by the organisations and groups that can best demonstrate their ability and motivation to meet the application criteria. 

At Mind we were thrilled to work alongside Bristol Independent Mental Health Network, who hosted and delivered Peerfest 2017. The one day event in October was a heady mix of creative workshops, open spaces, friendly stalls and rousing speeches, with support from partners Bristol Survivors Network, Changes Bristol, Freedom of Mind C.I.C and WellBeans Initiative C.I.C.

We're looking forward to making Peerfest 2018 the best yet. 

Peerfest 2016
Peerfest 2015
To view previous Peerfests click here

If you want to be added to our database for regular emails about Peerfest 2018 and peer support please let us know by emailing

Join the National Planning Team

Peerfest has been celebrating peer support since 2013. The event has been led over the years by a large partnership of a diverse range of local and national organisations and individuals who are all working in mental health peer support.

The National Planning Team came together as a result of producing our peer support scoping research back in 2012.

Planning Team membership is open to all and we are always keen to keep it fluid and welcome a variety of experiences.

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