East Head Impact visits our Littlehampton support hub

December 2022

The first group of peer volunteers to do our training programme as part of the Volunteering in Mind project received a visit from the project’s funders this week to witness the training in action

[Pictured left to right: Mark Hill of East Head Impact; Alex, peer volunteer; Katie Glover, our CEO; Tom, a peer support worker in our social activities team; Tracy, the trainer; Heather, peer volunteer; Marc Boughton of East Head Impact; Nick Kidd, peer support worker; Mary, peer volunteer; and Elissa, peer volunteer]

We hosted a visit from East Head Impact, the funders of our peer volunteering programme, at our Littlehampton support hub this week.

Marc Boughton and Mark Hill came to visit the final session of our first eight-week peer volunteering training programme and got to meet four of our peer volunteers, Alex, Heather, Elissa and Mary. It is clear that the peer volunteers are all excited about using their lived experience to support our service users, and some definitely see this a route for them to develop confidence and skills to move into employment and to support their own recovery journey. Indeed one of them has already been successful in getting a job.

We are planning the next course in April 2023 and are really looking to grow the number of peer volunteers in our organisation throughout 2023-24. Thanks once again to East Head Impact for funding this project, which helps people with mental health problems take steps towards employment, education and training.

East Head Impact Logo in shades of blue