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Making Peer Practical programme now accepting expressions of interest

Our Making Peer Practical development programme is back for 2024 and here’s how to get involved!

Are you interested in developing peer support for your group, service or organisation? Do you recognise the power of peer support for mental health recovery?

The Making Peer Practical development programme supports you to plan and implement your peer support ideas. Whether your interest lies in peer roles, peer training, peer groups or something else, it helps you to identify an approach to suit your situation and the needs of the people you engage with.

This programme will help you to: 

  • Crystalize your peer support ideas
  • Develop and structure your approach  
  • Articulate and ‘sell’ your plans to different stakeholders e.g., decision makers, funders and partners
  • Put your peer support ideas into practice  

With a range of sessions, group learning, free resources and mentoring support, it’s a great way to kick start or refresh your peer support journey. Think practical, supportive and fun with a great group of likeminded people!  

Here’s what last year’s participants had to say

Who is it for?

  • Community groups, organisations and services who want to introduce and/or develop peer support as part of their offer to support people with their mental health and wellbeing
  • Community groups, organisations and services already running support sessions, looking to harness the magic of a peer support approach.

Expressions of interest

We are now accepting expressions of interest to take part in the Making Peer Practical 2024 development programme.

If you missed our information session and would like a chat about whether this programme is the right fit for you, email our Projects Officer lesley.smith@scottishrecovery.net or call us on 0300 323 9956  | Contact Scotland BSL to arrange a call back.

  • Please note that if you leave a message on our answering machine, we cannot automatically return calls to private / withheld phone numbers- so remember to leave your phone number).

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 17 June 2024. In line with our funding commitments this opportunity is Scotland only.

Programme timeline

  • May – Making Peer Practical information session and expressions of interest open
  • June – Expressions of interest close and successful participants contacted
  • August – Making Peer Practical 2024 programme starts
  • August / September – programme delivery
  • October / November – tailored support
  • December – programme reflection and celebration