Peer Support Project
Peer Support is about bringing people with similar lived experience together to support each other.
Peer Support is about bringing people with similar lived experience together to support each other. Our Peer Support Project provides a safe and welcoming space where everyone is treated equally and everyone’s experience is treated as equally important. Our Peer Support Project is about providing support for those who have been affected by the isolation of lockdown. Peer Support can be vital in helping people cope with loneliness and have somebody to listen to and talk to during this unprecedented period. It enables you to socialise and connect, share with others what you have gone through and creates a strong network of support in times of need.
We offer our Peer Support Volunteers a 1-Hour Weekly Support session on Zoom, an online video calling platform which can be accessed for free.
Become a Peer Support Volunteer:
At Meridian Wellbeing, we believe in the power of experience and the power of what the community can offer to support each other. If you would like to offer your time to support others in the community and receive group weekly support for yourself, becoming a Peer Support Volunteer is for you!
Check out the video to the left to find out more about the project from our Peer Support Volunteer Coordinator, Donna.
How do I become a Peer Support Volunteer?
Click the button below.I would like to become a Peer Support Volunteer
Who will I be calling?
The people we are supporting will be experiencing some form of isolation. We will allocate you a peer that you will be calling & supporting each week,
How often do I need to call my peer?
Each individual will receive a phone call once a week, for a period of 6 weeks.
What if I'm asked a question and I don't know the answer?
People may need a helping hand to point them in the right direction. We will provide you with guidelines to assist you when you make a call to a peer.
Our Peer Support Coordinator will be supporting you and will guide you and answer any questions that you have.
Our Peer Support Volunteers receive regular support including a 1 hour weekly support session on zoom.
Meet Some Of Our Peer Support Volunteers
"The connection with others has put a sparkle in my very humdrum, anxious day"