Horsham Peer Support

Community Support

Who we are

Richmond Fellowship’s Horhsam Peer Support service works with individuals affected by mental ill health already living in their own homes to receive assistance with day-to-day tasks and activities, such as budgeting finances or doing the weekly food shop.

What we do

We support people who are going through a difficult time, by sharing our experiences, helping them discover the strengths and developing skills that will lead to wellness. Two levels of support are offered:

Intensive Peer Support: This is limited to no more than 10 sessions. We focus on establishing a relationship which provides the peer supporter and service user with a safe place to share and explore together the meaning and value of their experience of mental health problems.

Low Key Peer Support: This support is not time limited but regularly reviewed. We focus on doing things together and to address social exclusion.

We focus on:

The person: Individuals sometimes get lost behind a mental health diagnosis, symptoms, medications and side effects. We accept the person as they are now and support their self-acceptance.

The personal story: People who have mental health problems have often experienced difficult and traumatic situations. As peer supporters, we facilitate and listen to these personal stories and help individuals to make sense of them.

The personal relationship: It is an equal relationship with two individuals sharing a similar experience, in which one of them has recovered , becoming a more credible role model.

Who we help

Our service is for adults aged over 18 with mental health support problems who are registered with a GP and/or are resident in the areas served by Horsham and Crawley Borough Councils or Chichester District Council.

Getting referred

Please contact the service for more details.

Additional info

Download our Horsham Peer Support leaflet.