Peer Community

Gathering Peer Voices | Employability. 9am - 12.30pm Wednesday 26th June. Health in Mind, Caps Independent Advocacy, thrive Edinburgh and Peer Community

The Peer Community is a part of Thrive Edinburgh and organised by The Peer Partnership –  a partnership between Health in Mind and CAPS Independent Advocacy. We’re here to support and enable people with lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery to intentionally use their experiences to accompany others through their recovery. Our aim is to strengthen peer practice in Edinburgh.

At the bottom of this page you will find ways to contact us and stay informed on what is happening in the Peer Community, as well as a link to our upcoming meetings, courses and workshops.

You can read our most recent newsletter here, for up to date information on Peer Work and peer spaces in Edinburgh.

Courses, Workshops and Meetings

Peer Support Groups

Looking for a Peer Role?

If you are looking for a paid role, keep an eye on Goodmoves. Some organisations send out recruitment updates to people who have signed up to receive them so you may want to explore this.

If you are looking for a volunteer role, keep an eye on Volunteer Scotland or Volunteer Edinburgh or you can try contacting individual peer projects to see if they are recruiting soon.

You can also sign up for our newsletter to be kept up to date on roles as they come up.

Side by Side – The Power of Peer Support

The Side by Side – The Power of Peer Support short film discusses the value of lived experience and peer work. The film features peer workers based in Edinburgh sharing their experience of this approach to mental health support and the potential future they see for this powerful approach to recovery. The Peer Work Values featured in the film were developed by The Scottish Recovery Network.

We are passionate about promoting peer practice as a unique and powerful way of aiding mental health recovery. We are very happy for people to use these films for educational and social media purposes in order to promote better understanding of peer practice and its values. We ask that The Peer Collaborative (now The Peer Community) be credited when doing so.

Keep in touch

Monthly newsletter: Sign up form
Latest newsletterPeer Community Newsletter January 2022 

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