About the service

The project will provide early access to help for people who are experiencing mental ill health and for those who are experiencing wellbeing needs in relation to the ongoing challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic presents.

This service will consist of:

  • A weekly Peer Support Group
  • Peer learning courses

The project can be accessed by any adult living in the Dacorum district who is experiencing mental ill health.

Peer Support Groups and Peer Learning Courses will be provided virtually

How can we help

Peer Support Group

We will provide a weekly Peer Support Group, facilitated by our Peer Support Coordinator and a Group Facilitator

The Peer Support Group will run each week:

Friday: 12.30 - 2.30pm

Each week the group will have a topic based on the needs identified by participants, but we envisage that we will discuss areas such as wellbeing, self-care, resilience, local community services and resource, coping strategies, practical support etc.

The groups will provide you with a safe space to share your feelings and experiences, and build your skills, confidence and self-esteem. The group will also enable you to make connections and build social networks with others in your local community.  

Peer Learning Courses

Each week we will also provide a two-hour Peer Learning course, enabling you to learn new skills, build resilience, confidence and enable you to improve your health and wellbeing.

The sessions will be facilitated by our Peer Support Coordinator and a Group Facilitator.

The Peer Learning Course will run each week:

Wednesday: 12.30 - 2.30pm

We will cover the following topics on a rolling basis:

  • Introduction to Wellbeing
  • Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Building Positive Relationships
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Overcoming Anxiety and Fear
  • Learning to accept change and uncertainty

Future course content will be adjusted based on participant feedback and emerging needs and will be agreed by the group.

We can also help you to access other services, groups and activities that Hertfordshire Mind Network offers.

How to access the service 

Our Dacorum Peer Support Hub is open access, meaning there is no need to have an initial appointment. You can also attend while waiting for one of our other services or after exiting one of our one-to-one services.

If you are not currently a client all you need to do is complete a short online Enrolment Form.

Live Well Dacorum Enrolment Form

In your email please let us know if you would like to attend the Peer Support Group, the Peer Learning course, or both elements of the service.

We will provide you with a session link and joining details. You will need a link for each session that you attend.

Please note, we will only be able to send joining instructions and links to you during office hours.

Please note these sessions are for Dacorum residents.

How to contact us

Please contact us on 02037 273600 to find out more about the service or to talk about the support you need.

We also welcome referrals from statutory and voluntary services.

Email: [email protected]