Are you interested in peer support? We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our Side by Side advisory group.


What is peer support?

Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. Peer support can happen on a one to one basis, online or in a group. It may involve a range of activities such as crafts,walking or meeting for coffee.


What is the Side by Side – Peer support in your community programme?

The Side by Side - peer support in your community programme aims to improve the wellbeing of people experiencing mental health problems by improving the availability, and quality, of community-based peer support across England and Wales. We will do this by working with local hubs to provide peers with networking opportunities, small amounts of funding, coaching and support to set up or develop peer support groups.


You can find out more about the programme click here


Our advisory group

Our advisory group will be a collection of people with various skills and experience, who come together to give guidance and advise on the peer support in your community programme.


We are looking for;

  • People with personal experience of mental health problems who are involved in or lead peer support.
  • Community groups and organisations involved in peer support
  • People representing the NHS and commissioning

When are where are the meetings?

Meetings will take place at Mind, Granta House, 15-19 Broadway, Stratford, E15 4BQ. Sessions will take place every 3 months in April, July, October & January lasting between 2-3 hours.


How to get involved

If you would like to get involved you can find the application form here. You can also find out more about your role involement by reading the peer role description or information for organisations and groups.



Please complete and return the form by Sunday 31st March 2019 (Time extended).

E: [email protected] (FAO Liam Pywell)       

P: FOA Liam Pywell, Network & Communities, Mind, Granta House, 15-19 Broadway, Stratford, E15 4BQ






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