Mind Newham - LEAP Peer Advocacy Service

At Mind, we believe we all have mental health and that everyone who is experiencing a mental health challenge can recover.  We are here to make sure anyone with a mental health or emotional issue has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

What is Leap?

Those with lived experience of mental illness are often best placed to support others through difficult times.

Here at Mind in Tower Hamlet & Newham, 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.

Become a Peer Leader
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 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.

Service access criteria: Newham resident
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: Peer support