Peer Designer - Online Communities

Closing date:
£200 per day (or equivalent to seven hours work)
7 hours a day (for up to 6 days)
Home Working with occasional travel to Stratford, London
Contract :
We anticipate that the research will take up to 6 days maximum

About the role

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

We know that when people use their own experiences to help each other they can feel less alone and isolated. This is why over 107,000 people accessed peer support through our Elefriends community, Friends in Need and other Mind-funded networks last year alone.

Peer support is a key priority for Mind, and as part of our 2016-2021 Strategy: Building on Change, we aim to increase the availability of high-quality peer support both digitally and face-to-face. This research will help us to move closer to delivering this ambition and ensure no-one faces a mental health problem alone.

From February 2018 we will be carrying out research on our Elefriends and Friends in Need communities.

To help us carry out this research, we will be recruiting 4 members of Elefriends and / or Friends in Need as Peer Designers.

We’re looking for 4 Peer Designers with lived experience of mental health problems, and that use or have used either Friends in Need or Elefriends, to undertake research into what’s important for community members, how they want to build relationships with others online and how this supports their mental health. We will also be exploring the design and technology of peer support platforms as part of this work.

As a peer designer you’ll be undertaking the research and your insights will help us create something powerful and ensure the voices and ideas of people with mental health problems are heard. 

Closing date: Monday 5th March at 5pm

Interviews will take place in Stratford between the 19-21st March

Unfortunately due to the volume of expected applications we are not able to confirm receipt of applications, notify unsuccessful applications or provide feedback on applications.

Mind is an equal opportunities employer.

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