one-to-one peer support

Would you like to talk about your problems with someone your own age?

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

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

Usually, young people come along to our peer support activity groups to begin with, and then they can be matched up with a volunteer.

You can talk to the peer supporters at the groups, and also meet up with them separately to talk about what’s going on with you.

They 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.

If you’d like to volunteer, or have questions about volunteering, get in touch:

If you live in Brighton & Hove:

Call Sue on 07483 111648 or email sue@amazebrighton.org.uk.

If you live in East Sussex:

Call Claire Piper on 07484 915038 or email claire@amazesussex.org.uk

 

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