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Making Peer Practical

Interested in developing peer support for your group, service or organisation? Making Peer Practical is back for 2024!

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!  

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.

Information session: 28 May

Expressions of interest open for the Making Peer Practical development programme next month. At our online information session you will hear more about:

  • The aims of the programme
  • The programme structure and timelines
  • ·What you can expect from us
  • ·What we will expect from you

What participants said

Programme timeline

  • May – Making Peer Practical information session and expressions of interest for August intake open
  • July – 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

In line with our funding commitments this programme is for people working in Scotland.