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Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme: enabling provision for women

Mind are re-opening one strand of the Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Hub in Wales for applications.

Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, and Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, are delighted to announce the launch of their £1.3m women’s mental health peer support grants programme.

The programme responds to the needs of women experiencing disadvantage, particularly multiple disadvantage, who are frequently under-represented in services. It builds on our experience of peer support approaches that we have seen reach women within their communities and that women value.

Peer support differs from other forms of mental health service and support in important ways. It happens when people who have similar experiences of something difficult come together to support each other. It is through this development of meaningful, two-way relationships that peer support works. Crucially, the people involved play an active role in creating a safe environment for each other.

Covering England and Wales, the programme aims to fund:

Criteria and further advice are available on Mind’s website.

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