Impact Mental Health Peer Support is a peer-led social enterprise, experienced in delivering uniquely designed Mental Health Peer Support Services and Training. We help individuals who are experiencing a range of mental health challenges which can affect their mental, physical, social, professional, spiritual and emotional well-being
Our programmes offer innovative ways in which individuals can learn new and sustainable self-support solutions, facilitated by skilled Peer Consultants.
Here at Impact Peer Support, our focus is on working with people to help them find their own bespoke, self-support plan and solutions through exploring key subjects, chosen to enhance and empower an individual’s total wellbeing
We can provide support through individual peer mentoring, occupational support training services for staff, together with work-based Peer Support Sessions, in addition to community based programmes with opportunities to gain nationally recognised accreditation in Peer Mentoring.
I had no idea what to expect before meeting my Mentor. I didn’t think I was mentally unwell but life was getting so hectic and stressful with work, children and my mother’s illness that it had started to affect my health.
I desperately needed to talk with someone not linked to my family and friends but didn’t want to go to a clinical service– That’s when I met Carol, she was terrific! She made every session feel like meeting up with a friend to have coffee and a chat with and without realising it, every time I came away from a session I felt more positive and more hopeful and had a better understanding of what I needed to do to manage my feelings!
From the first week I was able to also open up and share my past and present experiences and receive very useful support and insight which I was able to implement immediately. The “open and frank” discussions helped me to feel free to express myself without prejudice, allowing your team to provide me with the most appropriate feedback. Each consecutive week I was able to learn and incorporate new ways and means of improving my mental wellbeing and this in turn has armed me with the knowledge that I have already passed on in supporting others.
“I believe that since attending the Peer Support programme it has given me hope & knowledge for the future & has made me feel less isolated.”