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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’re thrilled to be working alongside Bristol Independent Mental Health Network, who’ll be hosting and delivering Peerfest 2017. The one day event in October will be 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 2017 the best yet. 

Peerfest 2016
Peerfest 2015

If you want to be added to our database for regular emails about Peerfest and peer support please let us know by emailing engagement@mind.org.uk

Apply for a stall at Peerfest 2017

 Peerfest Stall

We are inviting peer support organisations to exhibit at this year's Peerfest in the late summer/early autumn of 2017. 

Exhibitors will benefit from networking, exchanging ideas and profiling their project at a national level. 

Apply for a stall now

Volunteer at this year's event

Pf16 Volunteers

If you'd like to volunteer at Peerfest 17, please complete our application.

Volunteer application form

Run a workshop or activity

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Peerfest is a mixture of creative activities, music, performance and workshops - led by people with lived experience. We'd love for you to get involved!

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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.

Don't forget to sign up to our enews

Email engagement@mind.org.uk with 'peer support enews' in the title and receive regular updates about Peerfest and our peer support work.

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