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Help in a crisis
Peer support workers

What is a peer support worker?

  • Someone with lived experience of mental health conditions and personal recovery

  • Someone who has the ability to share their recovery journey with others

  • Someone who is employed specifically as a result of their lived experience

  • Someone who can motivate and encourage others

Peer support workers are people who have experienced mental health problems either themselves or as a carer. They are employed by the Trust to use their experience to support others on their recovery journey.

These individuals complement the Trust’s mental health worker expertise and knowledge with their own insight, experience and suggestions.

Watch our video below to find out more about the work of our Peer Support Workers:


Training opportunity and application

We are not currently recruiting. We will update this page when we have details of a training programme ready for recruitment.

More information:

For more information on peer support worker training, please contact:

Justine Brown
Recovery and CPA Lead
01603 421542


Here's what some previous students have said about the Peer Support Training Programme.

"Brilliant. It challenges the trainee in terms of learning about themselves and how we relate to others. It is extensive, fun, emotional and rewarding."

"This whole experience has been absolutely brilliant. I feel empowered, inspired and positive about the future."

"I'd recommend this training to others; I have enjoyed all the 12 week experience, thank you for the opportunity."

"Meeting other likeminded people gave me confidence."

"It is very relevant, not condescending, everyone on the course found their own level to self-manage."