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Places remaining on Peer Mentoring Course

Organisation: 
The Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project have a few places remaining on their mental health peer mentoring course. If you are interested please do sign up online. https://www.advocacyproject.org.uk/peer-mentoring/

The Advocacy Project is a locally based charity, providing mental health advocacy services. They are running a mental health peer mentoring course funded by Westminster Adult Education Service. The course aims to support those who have experienced mental health to build their knowledge and skills in peer mentoring so that they can use their mental health experience to positively support others with mental health difficulties. This will help participants to become socially connected, being able to talk about their experience without stigma and taboo and develop opportunities for employment and training. After the completion of the course, there are possibilities to become a peer mentor with The Advocacy Project. 

The criteria is for anyone 19+ from disadvantaged communities, particularly individuals with complex needs who experience mental health difficulties, live in Westminster or RBKC and not in employment. 

Advocacy Project will be running taster sessions and two week courses over various locations, the first one being held at The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU on the 17 January 13.00 – 15.00pm for people with lived mental health experiences to find out if peer mentoring is of interest to them, after this the course will be delivered over two weeks at The Abbey Centre on the

  • 31 January 10.00 – 3.30pm 
  • 7 February 10.00 – 3.30pm 

giving an insight into peer mentoring and helping participants to go into further training, volunteering opportunities and employment with different partners. 

For further information about the project please visit here.