Peer Support Volunteer

West Sussex Mind

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To work with the Arun Peer Community Outreach and Development worker to identify and support individuals living with serious mental illness who are not accessing services in the local community of Littlehampton (Courtwick, Toddington and River). To use own lived experience in the planning and delivery of this project.

The work is varied and specific tasks for each piece of work will be defined. The Peer Supporter particular skills and interests will be taken into account in offering and allocating tasks.


  •  Own lived experience of mental illness.
  •  Participation in agreed and appropriate training.
  •  Good communication skills, understanding of boundaries, able to work within the scope of confidentiality. Reliable, motivated, friendly and approachable.
  •  Some confidence in using phone and IT.
  •  A DBS certificate may be required depending on the nature of responsibility a Peer is requested to undertake.

Please be aware: the above personal qualities are required, alongside having the personal resources to support and enable other vulnerable clients. The overall decision to become a Peer Supporter will be at the discretion of West Sussex Mind staff.


  •  Giving support can boost individual’s sense of self-worth and self-belief, self-confidence, self-esteem etc.
  •  Opportunity to develop skills and confidence around supporting others which could lead to wider volunteering or work in care sector.
  •  May be able to access wider training through this route, including West Sussex Mind accredited training.
  •  Opportunities to explore other avenues of development, including external organisations and potential work opportunities.

When do I need to be available?

Details The work is varied so this will depend on each piece of work. Work may involve travelling to locations in the Littlehampton area. Some work will be over phone and also using on-line video call and conference technology.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training