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Community Living Well Peer Support is delivered by Kensington and Chelsea Mind, in partnership with a number of other organisations offering mental health support in primary care. For more information about Community Living Well and the other services they offer visit the Community Living Well website

Mind Peer Support services provide a range of opportunities for people to come together to reduce isolation, make friends and give and receive support based on the personal experience and a shared understanding of mental distress.

 

  • Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other
  • Peer support offers both peer-led and peer-facilitated activities, which focus on your strengths, hopes and ambitions
  • Peer support can help you and develop skills and strategies to manage and maintain your emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Peer support is underpinned by the 5 Ways to Wellbeing

One-to-One Peer Support

Meet with a peer worker, talk through emotional challenges and share coping suggestions with someone who understands what it is like to experience mental health problems.. Talking helps, but not everyone is comfortable talking in a group and even if you are, sometimes it’s nice to be able to sit and talk to someone on a one-to-one basis. Talking to a peer means you are with someone who is equal to you; they are not trained as a professional therapist or a counsellor. They are someone who can put themselves in your shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

Peer Support Groups

Give and receive mutual support in a peer support group to manage daily stresses. Structured self-help peer support groups aim to bring people together who can share their experience of mental health.It’s your chance to talk about your mental health, an opportunity to learn about how others in similar situations manage their symptoms and connect with people who know what it’s like to feel the way you do.

Living Well Workshops

Living Well Workshops provide a safe and supportive space to develop skills and knowledge to manage the stresses and difficulties in your life. Each session is different, covering a variety of subjects. Learn alongside peers who may also be experiencing similar difficulties. Living Well Workshop are facilitated by Community Living Well staff and guest speakers.

 

 

Social Peer Support

Social peer support provides friendly meet ups where you can connect with others in a safe, supportive environment to join in an activity, or just spend time with people who have a similar interest and shared experience. Activities include walking, culture, arts, cooking, singing, coffee meet-ups, museum trips, social gatherings and much more.

How Peer Support can help you

Peer support can help you in a number of ways:

  • Feeling accepted by others who share your experience
  • Developing and sharing skills
  • Reducing feelings of isolation
  • Building confidence and emotional resilience
  • Building new relationships

Who can Access Peer Support?: eligibility criteria

Community Living Well Peer Support is available to:

  • Individuals and their carers over 16 
  • Individuals whose mental health problems are being managed by their GP in primary care
  • Individuals and their carers living in RBK&C and Queens Park Paddington
  • Individuals registered with a GP in RBK&C and Queens Park Paddington
  • People using secondary mental health services have access to recovery services funded to meet their particular needs and are not eligible for Community Living Well primary care service until they transfer back to primary care

How to Access Peer Support

Individuals and their carers can access Community Living Well in two ways:

  • You can refer yourself by contacting Community Living Well or completing the form on their website
  • You can ask your GP or other primary care professional involved in your care, to refer you to Community Living Well Peer Support. For our list of eligible GP practices please click here.

Our funders

Community Living Well Peer Support is funded by the West London Clinical Commissioning Group.

Contact us

For Community Living Well Peer Support Services contact: 020 8964 1333.

 

 

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