About the service
The project provides 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 consists 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.