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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Opportunity to join our Recovery For All Peer Support Worker Training Programme

Published: 12/06/2015


Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust are offering service users the opportunity to join our Recovery for All Peer Support Worker Training Programme.

The Trust’s Recovery For All team focuses on recovery, and recognises that this means something different to every individual. As a Trust we want to support our service users on their recovery journey.

In order to help us achieve this, we’re looking for service users who are passionate about recovery for people with mental health issues, are willing to use their own experience to inspire and offer hope to others and are ready to consider training as a peer support worker to support others on the journey to recovery.


 The course will be held over 11 days and will be delivered by the Institute of Mental Health. It includes a one day induction and five sessions of two days per week. The programme runs from 3 September - 16 October 2015. To undertake the training you will need to have lived experience of mental ill health and wish to use your experience to help others, and be keen to assist us in shaping and improving our services. Applicants must also be aged 18 or over.

If you would like further information on our  Peer Support Training and an application form, please contact Trevor Urch at trevor.urch@bsmhft.nhs.uk 07985 882721 or Steve Shaw at steve.shaw@bsmhft.nhs.uk 0798588 2506.

The closing date for applications is 1st of July 2015, however we will close to applicants when we have received 50 applications.  Interviews will be held on 17th July 2015.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and would like to hear from anyone who is interested in the Peer Support Training programme.