Intentional Peer Support
Working on the model devised by Shery Mead, we have trained a number of people who use mental health services in Sutton as Intentional Peer Support Workers.
Intentional Peer Support Workers are people who have themselves experience of mental distress and of using mental health services. They offer mutual support to anyone who feels that it may be helpful to talk about their own experience of mental distress and mental health services with someone who has been there too. Thus establishing a mutually beneficial relationship, which is both supportive and moves towards personal goals.