Peer support programme

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Peer support programme for long-term health conditions

Hackney CVS is running the Peer Support Grants programme, funded by, and in partnership with City & Hackney CCG.

Peer Support Grants

The Peer Support grants programme aims to:

  • support residents with long term conditions manage their health;
  • assess if community led and culturally specific approaches to supporting residents to manage their health conditions have good outcomes;
  • support small and black and ethnic minority led organisations develop a body of evidence for the work they do.

Peer support creative workshops

Studio Upstairs

12 week peer support programme for Hackney residents experiencing mental or emotional health difficulties. This is an opportunity to make art in a safe, open and creative studio environment, to meet new people and improve own health and wellbeing through art.

Venue: Studio Upstairs, Unit E3, 3 Bradbury Street, Dalston, London N16 8JN
Date: 11 January 2018 – 29 March 2018, every Friday from 1pm to 4pm
Contact: Adam Steiner, adam.steiner@studioupstairs.org.uk, telephone: 020 7503 1330

Read more here.

Peer to Peer Support Group

Are you depressed, anxious, isolated? You are not alone. It’s time to break the stigma about mental health.
Join the free programme to talk in confidence, make new friends, learn positive stress management, mindfulness and healthy eating.

Venue: Coffee Afrique Pembury Centre, 1 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, London E8 1FA
Date:  20 January 2019 – 26 March 2019

Read more here.

Step Up Wellbeing Workshops

This 12-week programme is designed to help you build your knowledge, understanding and confidence of how to take care of yourself and manage your health and wellbeing better.

Venue: Volunteer Centre Hackney, Unit 12-13, Springfield House, 5 Tyssen Street, E8 2LY
Date:  Monday 7 January 2019 – Monday 25 March 2019

Read more here.

Creative Lifestyle

Are you a BAME woman struggling to understand and develop coping strategies to deal with your mental/emotional health?

Come and learn how to use mindfulness and other creative weekly relaxation techniques. Create and share some craft items with like-minded people.

Venue: Morningside Community Centre, Cresset Rd, London, E9 6SJ
Date: Monday 7 January – Monday 1 April

Read more here.

Access All Areas

Spring back. Use drama skills to build resilience. Understand how we manage difficult situations.

Venue: 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, E9 6JQ
Date: Thursdays from 17 January – 28 March

Read more here.


Evaluation report

Read the evaluation of the programme in 2015 – 2018 here here.


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