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Greater Manchester Peer Support Network Hub – Second Shared Learning Event

Peer Support Network Hub event

It was great to see everyone at our second Peer Support shared learning event at Friends Meeting House on Thursday 19 December, despite the awful weather and being timed so close to the Christmas break. We are delighted that we could again share ideas, experiences and to learn more about peer support, mental health and how to look after oneself and we even benefited from a free Christmas carol concert!

We are very grateful to all those who were involved delivering presentations and workshops, and to our panel. Special thanks goes to Shelter who we teamed up with to organise this event – Shelter volunteers worked alongside Manchester Mind volunteers to help on the day and with the preparation of the event. So thank you all very much!

We look forward to continuing this work in 2020 and we will, of course, keep posting updates.

Find out more about the work of the Greater Manchester Peer Support Hub here.

Peer Support Hub

Participant Feedback: How did the event benefit you?

“with ideas and techniques that can be used”; “connecting my clients to local, relevant support”, “added to my skills and knowledge as peer mentor” “made positive contacts/networking” “better understanding of other peoples work in the community and how different peer support groups work” “Food for thought on A.C.E. and trauma sensitivity”

Peer Support Hub

Participant Feedback: What did you like best about the event?

“the really friendly atmosphere, very welcoming”; “the openness of other peer workers”; “meeting new people and sharing new experiences”; “meeting fellow professionals and sharing experience”; “Insight into lived experiences & contribution of the volunteers”; “the boundaries in peer support discussion”; “vital important information and experiences shared”; “open discussion”; “everything was great”; “Loved the workshops”


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