Peer Connecting Service – South West (Health in Mind)

Availability : South West

Provided by: Health in Mind

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over

Description

This service is for people over 18 who want to improve or manage their mental health and wellbeing by spending time with a peer volunteer that has their own experiences of mental health recovery.

This service is for people who:

  • are currently feeling low, stressed, anxious or are generally struggling with their wellbeing and want to learn ways of managing these feelings
  • feel isolated or lonely and would like the confidence to reconnect with friends and family, build new relationships or get back into hobbies or interests they enjoy
  • are ready to make changes, and are willing  to explore ways to improve their mental health and wellbeing
  • can meet regularly with a peer volunteer by video/phone calls and in-person at locations, they feel comfortable with (libraries, café’s, community centres)

People accessing the service will be introduced to a peer volunteer who will guide them through tools and techniques to help them make the changes they want to make. Peer volunteers draw on their own experience and training provided by us in order to do this.

Support will last for up to six months.

Please note, the waiting time for this service is approximately 12 months.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Location information

We meet with people supported by the service in the community, in a location that suits them.  We can also offer support by phone or video call.

Contact Details

Health in Mind
Health in Mind, 40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT

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Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Anxiety
Depression
Healthy living
Isolation
Loneliness
Low mood
Relationships and Family Life
Self confidence
Stress

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