Peer support

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Peer support

Peer support provides a place where participants can share lived experiences and advice with each other. There are different types of groups where you can talk via instant chat, phone in or on Zoom, all that aim to:

  • Provide a safe space for you to speak openly about experiences, feelings and thoughts
  • Create a supportive community to share advice and coping mechanisms with each other
  • Be a place where you can feel heard and understood

Instant chat peer support groups

Charity Turn2Me run a number of anonymous online peer support groups for frontline workers each week. Groups are provided on a variety of topics, enabling individuals to connect with others anonymously to share experiences whilst being facilitated by a mental health professional.

How to join a group

Before you join a group, it is a good idea to read the Turn2Me community guidelines as they help to keep groups positive and safe for everyone.

It takes 5 simple steps to join a group:

  1. Visit the Turn2Me Front Line Support page by clicking the button below
  2. Click join now to create your free, anonymous log-in
  3. Verify your email address
  4. Take a look at the time table and pick a group that you would like to attend
  5. You'll receive a reminder from Turn2me, sign in to your account 10 mins before the scheduled start time.

Turn2Me Thought Catcher

When you create an account with Turn2me, you will automatically get access to their “Thought Catcher”. This is a free daily mood diary where you can post a thought, track your mood and feelings in a certain situation and how you reacted.

Keeping a mood diary can help you build an understanding of how situations and your reaction to them affects how you feel, and keep on top of your wellbeing.

Who are Turn2Me?

Turn2Me, a charity founded in 2019, is a community of fully qualified and accredited mental health professionals working online to provide a high quality, safe, anonymous and confidential space for you to gain support.

Aware Support & Self Care Groups

Charity Aware provide two offerings for Support & Self-Care Groups - Phone-in Support & Zoom Support.

Participants can share their experience and offer an exchange of thoughts and techniques around self-care and resilience in a supportive, confidential and proactive environment. These are safe spaces that provide an opportunity for people who are experiencing anxiety, mild to moderate depression, bipolar disorder and mood related conditions to talk openly.

Phone-in support & self care group

  • The group is facilitated by Aware trained volunteers
  • Groups are limited to 10 people (8 participants and 2 volunteers)
  • The meeting will run for 60 minutes
  • Meetings take place weekly

Zoom support & self care group

  • The group is facilitated by Aware trained volunteers
  • Groups are limited to 9 people [7 participants and 2 volunteers]
  • The meeting will run for 60 minutes.
  • Groups take place via Zoom weekly

Who are Aware?

Aware is the national organisation providing free support, education and information services to those impacted by anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions. Aware was founded in 1985 by Dr. Patrick McKeon and a small but dedicated team of volunteers, many of whom had their own personal experience with depression, or bipolar disorder.

Other support services

Find out more about the different mental health support services available to INMO members.

One-to-one support

INMO's 24hr Counselling Phone Line, 50808 Text About It and EAP

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CBT courses on stress, sleep and resilience, as well as guides and other supports.

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Bespoke webinars on topics selected by INMO members

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Bespoke Webinars for INMO Members

INMO members selected the topics that they want to see... and Zevo Health are creating them as pre-recorded webinars so you can watch them at at time that suits you best.

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