Peer Leader Training Programme



  Lived Experience Accessing Peers



The LEAP Project

funded by Big Lottery

is open to residents from:


  Tower Hamlets



If you are interested in developing the skills necessary to run your own community user led groupcan commit to at least one day a week for six months and an initial 5 days training, then our Peer Leader Training,  Development and Shadowing programme will support you throughout your journey.



14th November 2018


5 weeks

10am to 2.30pm

Travel expenses reimbursed same day of travel


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As a Peer Leader you will have the chance to support others and lead your own group with professional support and training for your own personal development. You will have the opportunity to make a difference and help change lives. We have found Peer Leaders report an increase in self esteem, confidence, positive feelings and an increase in their abilities to cope with mental health problems.


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If you're inspired to support others by running a group, the next step is to read these Considerations. These will help you decide if your ready for this programme. If you do not feel ready, we have other groups that can help you prepare for the Peer Leader role. 

If you would like to talk to someone about this further, you can contact us on 020 7510 1081 open 9.30-5pm 

For more details about this project, you can download our information leaflet


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Step 1
As a potential Peer leader we would like to discuss your interest on the phone and the opportunity to complete an application.
Step 2

Your application will be reviewed and if agreed, you will be invited to meet with staff from the LEAP team and the opportunity of a place.

Step 3
A meeting with you to explore and plan your ideas for running your own group, setting in place any preparations around the group requirements.


Step 4

You will begin your training and receive ongoing support throughout your time with us.

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To find out more about what it is like to be a Peer Leader,

please see Simon's story 

and watch his co-production film


Peer Leader
"We learned the different ways we can engage with the service users without being judgemental. The course provided handouts and we had the opportunity to participate in some role play exercises that were very beneficial to us. I feel so sad that the course has come to an end as i really enjoyed it. "
Peer Leader
"The course was very informative and structured."
Peer Leader
"The training course has given me a better understanding of mental health and things I can do to improve my wellbeing. I am now equipped to share my lived experience with others and people who are experiencing mental health problems. I would like to thank the trainers for their efforts in completing the course."
Peer Leader
"This project has improved my understanding of mental health and the importance of providing help and support towards others. This project has also developed my confidence surrounding mental health through the help of the trainers."
Peer Leader
"I have really enjoyed the training as not only did i learn a huge and valuable amount but i also had fun meeting others!"
Peer Leader
"Although i have already covered similar training, communication skills as a mediator in particular - There was also coverage of mental health aspects which complemented other knowledge. Sharing with other participants was also very inspiring and educational."



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