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Peer Leader Training Programme

Next Course will be in Tower Hamlets from July 24th 2019 - 10 Minutes from Devons Road DLR Station

Wednesdays 11pm- 3pm for 5 weeks          

Travel expenses upto a total of £7 will be reimbursed same day of travel



The LEAP Project funded by Big Lottery is open to residents from:


                                         Tower Hamlets




Lived Experience Accessing Peers




What is LEAP

Those with lived experience of mental illness are often best placed to support others through difficult times. Here at MiTHN we provide training and support to those who want to become peer leaders, so that they can help others and help themselves through developing their leadership skills.


Get Involved

Start your own Peer Support Group - Do you have an idea and need help to make it happen? We can help!

Our trained peer leaders can help coordinate and run your group with you. Or maybe you would prefer to get onto our Peer Leader Development Programme yourself to develop your own skills!

Additionally, we can help with resources such as publicity and toolkits to create a successful group. To discuss your idea please email Charles at


Become a Peer Leader - Could your experience help others?

As a peer leader you will have the opportunity to support others and lead your own group with professional support and training. You will have the opportunity to make a difference and help change lives, as well as increase your own skills, self esteem and confidence.

What is required? There is a 5 day induction followed by a training programme and an expected commitment to deliver your own group, course or activity over the period you wish it to run, that can range from three months of 3hrs per week or longer.

How do I find out more? You can read more about the role through our information leaflet, the role description and these considerations

How do I apply? Complete our application form and equality and diversity monitoring form or ring us on 020 7510 1081 to complete an application. We will review your application and, if agreed, will invite you to meet with staff in person to discuss any preparations. 

e-Learning accredited courses

As part of the programme you have access to over 68 FREE online courses for your personal development with the Me Learning University.


Group Shadowing Programme -Whether you are a group facilitator, trainer or educator, participating in a shadowing programme has benefits for all involved.

What is it? The peer leader shadows a group facilitator to learn first-hand examples of good practice, skills and techniques. It is an exciting opportunity for both the learner and the facilitator to learn from each other and witness other styles of working. MiTHN staff meet with the learner before and after the shadowing to help the learner get the most out of their experience and directly relate it to their own personal development.


For more information about the LEAP programme, contact Charles at

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