Who does peer support help?
Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. It is available to people over 16 who experience mental health problems whilst under the care of their GP, and their carers.
It can support you if you want to:
- feel less isolated
- increase your confidence
- get or give support and talk to others who understand your mental health problems through a shared experience
- be more knowledgeable about your mental health
What help does peer support offer?
The Peer Support Monthly Calendars are available here
Peer Support offers both peer-led and peer-facilitated activities, which focus on your strengths, hopes and ambitions and can help you develop skills and strategies to manage and maintain your emotional and physical wellbeing.
Peer support can help you through:
- Feeling accepted by others who share your experience
- Developing and sharing skills
- Reducing feelings of isolation
- Building confidence and emotional resilience
- Building new relationships
Peer Support is available in a number of different ways. Current activities include:
Social Peer Support
Social Peer Support provides friendly meet ups where you can connect with others in a safe, supportive environment to join in an activity or just spend time with people who have a similar interest and shared experience. Social Peer Support activities include walking, culture, arts, cooking, singing, social trips and much more.
Living Well Workshops
Living Well Workshops provide a safe and supportive space to develop skills to manage the stresses and difficulties in your life, helping you to manage your emotional and physical wellbeing.
Peer Support Groups
Peer support groups are a way to give and receive mutual support to help manage the stresses in your life.
One to one peer support
Meet with a peer worker, talk through emotional challenges and share coping suggestions.
View our Peer Support calendars here
How to access peer support
You can refer yourself by contacting Community Living Well or completing the form on this website. Alternatively you can ask your GP or other professional involved in your care to refer you to Community Living Well Peer Support.
How to contact peer support
Tel: 020 3317 4200
You could also write to Community Living Well at:
- St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Exmoor Street, London, W10 6DZ
- Violet Melchett Centre
30 Flood Street, London, SW3 5RR
- 15 Gertrude Street
London, SW10 0JN
How we can help
Help to access talking therapies or counselling sessions
Mother Toungue Counselling
Help to access counselling sessions in Arabic and Farsi languages
Primary Care Liaison Team
Help to access support from specialist mental health nurses
Help with housing or benefits queries
Help from others who use their experience to help one another
Help to look for or stay in work
Resources to help you on your recovery journey
An approach to health and wellbeing which helps you to keep yourself well