Volunteers needed for new Lewisham mental health service

Bromley Mind says:

Mental health charity, Bromley Mind, is pleased to announce the launch of a new service, Mind Peer Support in Lewisham.  This service will provide activities, connections, opportunities and skills for anyone with a mental health problem living in Lewisham and develop community led groups to meet local needs.

Mental health is a local health priority.  Lewisham has a higher rate of mental health problems than the London and England average.

Mind Peer Support in Lewisham is supported by the London Borough of Lewisham’s Communities that Care fund. The service currently provides a weekly reading and creative writing group every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm at Lee Green Community Centre.   Mind Peer Support in Lewisham is seeking more volunteers to help launch more groups.

Ben Taylor, Chief Executive of Bromley Mind said “Peer Support is a great way to harness the energy, enthusiasm and talent of individuals. It is amazing to see what can be done when people come together to find the local solutions to local needs. We are continuously inspired by the dedication of our Peer Support Volunteers.  We welcome more people to join us so that together we can provide more opportunities for individuals to access mental health support in Lewisham."

Mind Peer Support in Lewisham provides full training and support to individuals to set up a mental health activity group of their choice in Lewisham. Training sessions will commence on 29th April, and in early June. For more information please contact Megan Jamison on 07850 639811 or megan.jamison@bromleymind.org.uk


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