Peer Support Worker Success
One of our delivery partners Employ-Ability has received great feedback and updates here in their blog – One of our participants says his self-esteem and self-confidence have both improved since working with his PSW over the past five weeks. The process has had a positive impact on his life, so much so that he is now in employment. He would recommend the HeadsUp programme to all who could benefit from the support on offer.
There have been a number of new contacts made across the county publicising HeadsUp far and wide. Members of the team gave a presentation at a GP’s forum and attended a Health and Wellbeing event in Southend and these have resulted in several referrals of new participants who wanted to join the programme.
The team have been exploring ways they can continue to work with those who are too anxious to leave their home to meet with a Peer Support Worker. One way they are hoping to still offer support in this circumstance is to trial the use of video call appointments – watch this space!
We will continue to find ways of reaching out to those who have experienced common mental health problems.