Peer support for adults in Adur

If you are grappling with financial, employment, housing and physical health issues, which are impacting your mental health, our specialist peer support workers can help

Our new peer support service in the Adur wards of Churchill, Peverell, St Mary’s, Mash Barn, and Eastbrook can help you to manage your mental health and build coping strategies through one-to-one support in person or online.

Our peer supporters have experience of living with a mental health issue themselves, giving them a unique insight into the challenges you may face. They treat you as an individual and can help you get support with other practical issues you may be struggling with, for example, debt, finances, housing, employment and physical health.

We are offering one-to-one appointments to help understand your mental health and wider needs and we can offer assistance with practical tasks, such as making phone calls and filling in forms, and identify other services that can help you. Our peer support workers then offer ongoing mental health support and practical help at various venues across Adur or we can visit you in your home or elsewhere in the community.

We recognise that sometimes it can be difficult to ask for help and to navigate different services. We are here to support you with this – and our peer supporters have unique insight into how difficult it can be to interact with services and ask for help if you are feeling mentally unwell.

In the first instance, contact Alison Waite, our peer mental health community outreach worker for Adur, by emailing alison.waite@westsussexmind.org. Note that Alison works Tuesdays (9am-5pm), Wednesdays (9am-1pm) and Thursdays (9am-5pm).

Contact Alison at alison.waite@westsussexmind.org for a one-to-one discussion or call our Help Point on 0300 303 5652, email helppoint@westsussexmind.org

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