The peer mentoring project gives people with lived experience of mental health the opportunity to be paired up with a trained volunteer. The support offered will be person-centred, meaning you can choose the type of support you receive from a volunteer before you are paired up.
"It exceeded my expectations in terms of confidence building. I feel my perception of myself and what I can achieve is massively changed to before. Also very impressed and touched by the generosity of my mentor giving up his time – I never felt rushed. Very thankful."
"It was good to have someone to talk to who had experience of my issues. I was able to gain insight into life skills from my peer mentor."
This could be related to:
- Social contact
- Training & educational opportunities
- Employment or volunteering
- Cultural activities
- Physical activities etc.
"I wasn’t expecting the experience to be so powerful. My social skills and self-confidence were strengthened. It was very important work for which I am very grateful."
Find out more
To find out more about our peer mentoring project, please contact us to arrange an appointment with our peer mentoring coordinator who will tell you more and carry out a short assessment with you.
MindOut’s peer mentoring and online support services are part of the new Community Roots partnership.
Community Roots is a network of local services committed to supporting good mental health and wellbeing in Brighton and Hove.
Alongside support to help people manage their mental health and wellbeing and live the life they want to, a ‘central access point’ phone number and website is available to help people navigate and access services.
Other services provided as part of Community Roots, include: a team of Community Navigators to help people navigate and access services; mental health awareness initiatives; specialist employment support; wellbeing centres/ hubs; peer support; bereavement support; money advice; community groups and activities; a recovery college; support for carers and families; suicide prevention support; tailored support for LGBT and BME communities, and autism support.