This project aims to support people who, due to their mental health needs, may find it difficult to speak up on their own, know where to get help or understand what their rights are. Our Volunteer Peer Advocates will use their knowledge and shared lived experiences of mental health to work in partnership with the person and provide 1:1 support with issues and tasks that they are struggling to do on their own. Peer Advocates will be matched to people based on their skill set and will work to empower, build confidence and achieve agreed outcomes and goals.
This is a pilot scheme that is currently only able to support people who are stepping down from working with a statutory Advocate.
If you would be interested in volunteering for the Peer Advocacy Project, please download and complete our application form