peer support for young people

Would you like to talk about your problems with someone your own age? Our peer support project can help.

If you join our free Amazing Futures peer support project, you can get support from one of our trained peer supporters.


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Peer support is…

Peer support means when you get support from people who have had similar experiences to you, rather than from professionals.

Our peer supporters are young people who volunteer to help other young people with additional needs.


Peer support activity groups

You can talk to the peer supporters at our peer support activity groups. You can also talk to the other young people at the groups.

Our peer supporters won’t try to take over and fix your problems for you, but instead they will listen and try to help you feel less alone. They will support you to find your own solutions, and do their best to help you work towards your goals.

Who can get support?

Anyone aged 14-25 in Brighton & Hove or East Sussex with additional needs of any kind, for example autism, learning disabilities, mental health difficulties, or physical disabilities.

How do I sign up?

If you think you might like to get support from the project, get in touch:

phoneIf you live in Brighton & Hove, contact Sue Winter on 07483 111648 or email sue@amazebrighton.org.uk

If you live in East Sussex, contact Claire Piper on 07484 915038 or email claire@amazesussex.org.uk

Sue or Claire can tell you more and answer any questions you have.

Alternatively, you can call the helpline on 01273 772289.

You will need to fill out a registration form before you can join the project, and you must book for each session. Places are free, but there are a limited number.

Brighton & Hove registration form [.docx 257kb]

East Sussex registration form [.docx 278kb]

How do I volunteer as a peer supporter?

Volunteering as a peer supporter can be a good way to grow your confidence and learn new skills, as well as looking great on your CV. It can also be a lot of fun!

It’s rewarding and you get to meet lots of new people.

You must be aged 18-25 to volunteer as a peer supporter. Peer supporters do not have to have additional needs, but young people with additional needs are very welcome. We offer a training course for volunteers a few times a year.

Find out more about volunteering with Amazing Futures.

 

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