Norfolk Peer Support Event

Norfolk Peer Support Celebration

Peer support is where individuals or groups of people with lived experience of a particular issue, get together in a balanced way to give and receive support, information and advice. This could be around a shared theme, impairment, issue or activity.

Equal Lives and a number of organisations who offer peer support, (including, The Matthew Project, Wellbeing Service, Norfolk & Suffolk Mental Health Trust and Get me Out of the 4 Walls), are coming together to hold a community event. The work is supported by Norfolk County Council. The first event will be in Norwich and will celebrate all the fantastic work that is done by local people to support each other around different issues in their locality.

The event will spotlight what community groups and organisations are doing but will also provide an opportunity to share learning and come up with some ideas for better joint working.

At the event you will be able to:

• Find out what support is available in your area
• Meet other people
• Find out how you can use your own experiences to support
others in similar situation
• Find out about all the great work that people are doing in
their locality

What will happen on the day?

Over the past few months people have been sending their suggestions to us via the survey and our event Facebook page and from what people have told us we will be having workshops, Talks, Films and information stalls. Please watch this space for a schedule of the day’s activities!

If you live elsewhere in Norfolk, tell us if you would like a similar event and we can support you to work with others to organise what you feel is relevant for your locality.

You can post your ideas and comments on our Facebook page or email them to Hazel: hazel.simons@equallives.org.uk