ExPEERience Counts: new peer support service launched

22nd August 2013

This month SAMH, in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, launch a new mental health peer support service.

samh_logoThe second of its kind in Scotland, the ExPEERience Counts service is available to anyone over 16 years of age who lives in the area and is experiencing or recovering from a mental health problem. Describing the new service, the Scottish Association for Mental Health says:

“Peer Support Workers will create an environment which empowers people and supports them to take control of their recovery. Through their work with individuals, Peer Support Workers will help people to identify their strengths, to understand their challenges and explore what they find useful and what causes them difficulty. Peer Support Workers will support people to develop their own, individualised, Recovery Action Plans and work towards personal goals over a course of around 6 months.”

The service can be accessed via your GP or any mental health professional that you are in contact with regularly. Alternatively contact expeeriencecounts@samh.org or 01698 265 659 for more information.

 

SRN play a key role in supporting and sustaining the development of peer worker roles across the mental health sector in Scotland. Click here for more information about our work in peer support.

 

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