Peer Support

What is it?

Peer Support is where people with lived experience of mental health or learning disabilities offer support to other people built on shared experiences and empathy. This support could be emotional or practical. 

The Barnet Wellbeing Service is delivered using social prescribing principles, offering practical support for managing your mental health and wellbeing concerns holistically. 

How can it help me?

Peers make choices about what parts of their personal experiences they talk about, seek support for, and use to support other people. It provides a safe space where you feel accepted and understood and it brings you together with people who share the same experiences as you so you can support each other.

 

It aims to:

  • Bring together people with shared experiences to support each other

  • Provides a safe space where you feel accepted and understood

  • Treat everyone’s experiences as being equally important

  • It involves both giving and receiving support

How do I access this service?

Barnet Wellbeing Service offers peer support through different partners, including Meridian Wellbeing, Inclusion Barnet, Mind in Barnet, and Barnet Mencap. It enables the service to refer users to local and non-clinical services, supporting their mental health and wellbeing holistically. Access to peer support is done through the Barnet Wellbeing Hub. 

Through the Hub 

Please fill out the relevant referral form

Once you have completed your form, please return it to info@barnetwellbeing.org.uk 

Contact The Wellbeing Hub 03333 449 088 

Barnet Voices – Inclusion Barnet

The Peer support group allows you to share how you feel with others who can understand because they have had their own experience of mental health issues and/or distress.

 

The Barnet Voice team is available 9-5 pm, Monday-Friday (except for public holidays)

 

Contact

Please fill out their referral form here

020 3475 1314 | Email bvmh@inclusionbarnet.org.uk  | www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk

Meridian Wellbeing

Meridian Wellbeing delivers a  Peer Support Project that offers a safe and welcoming space where everyone is treated equally and everyone’s experience is treated as equally important. It is about providing personalised support for those who have been affected by the isolation of lockdown.

 

Contact

020 7613 1008 | Email: info@meridianwellbeing.com  | www.meridianwellbeing.com

Mencap 

Provides a peer support group for partners, families, and carers of adults with autism

 

Contact

020 8349 3842 | projectsupport@barnetmencap.org.uk | www.barnetmencap.org.uk