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Celebrating Peer Support in Leeds - Networking Event
Fri 2 December 2016, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
Peer Support Hub Leeds* present:
"Celebrating Peer Support in Leeds" - a networking event for those involved in peer support for people with mental health difficulties
The Leeds Peer Support Network, coordinated by Peer Support Hub Leeds at Leeds Mind, defines peer support activities as "used, delivered, developed and led by people with shared experiences on an equal and mutual basis in order to better manage their wellbeing".
Do you or your organisation offer Peer Support activities for people with mental health difficulties in Leeds? Are you interested in developing Peer Support, but unsure where to start? Peer Support Hub Leeds may be able to help you!
Join the Leeds Peer Support Network and come to our next FREE networking event on Friday 2nd December at St George's Centre in Leeds city centre, between 10am and 4pm.
This event will give you an opportunity to:
- Hear the stories and experiences of people who have benefitted from peer support projects in Leeds
- Attend interactive workshops
- Network with other local peer support projects, and share experiences and ideas
The full event programme will be available soon.
Please ensure you sign up as a member of the Leeds Peer Support Network in addition to booking your ticket here, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
*Mind, in partnership with Bipolar UK and Depression Alliance, have secured funding from The Big Lottery for a two-year Peer Support Programme, which will gather evidence about the effectiveness of peer support and support its future sustainability.
Leeds Mind, acting as the local Hub for peer support, has received funding within this programme to develop a Peer Support Network within Leeds - an exciting new network for Leeds-based organisations who are undertaking peer support activities, or who wish to become involved in doing so.
So far the Network has hosted 2 peer support networking eventa, and several smaller 'Experts by Experience' workshops creating discussion around local peer support, and creating opportunities for local projects to support each other by sharing learning and resources. Topics explored so far include delivering peer support in BME communities, exploring online peer support, and 'What is Peer Support? - Principles and Values'."