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Run Up Peer Support Group

98-100 Ilford Lane
Ilford
Essex
IG1 2LD

Contact: Regina Byrne
Tel: 020 8925 2435

Email: regina@redbridgeconcern.org

Category: Support for Service Users, Support Groups

Service Description:
Run Up facilitates a mental health Peer Support Group every Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm for people with lived experience of mental health problems.

Peer support means people supporting each other on an equal basis, to offer something based on shared experiences. It has a long and honourable history in mental health - people with mental health problems and service users have always provided invaluable support to each other, both informally and through self-help and activist groups. It can happen in all sorts of places, informally and formally, in one-to-one settings and in groups.

Peer support offers many benefits, for example: shared identity and acceptance, increased self-confidence, the value of helping others, developing and sharing skills, improved mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing, information and signposting, challenging stigma and discrimination.

Days & Hours of Opening: Every Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm