Peer support

Feature on our Peer Support Directory!

We’re putting together a directory of peer support groups on our website – if you’d like us to list the peer support groups* that you run, please complete and return the mapping form below. It’s also helpful as part of our mapping exercise (please see poster attached here). Please email for all enquiries.

Download mapping form here

*Mental Health Peer Support – any activity that brings people with lived experience of mental health together to share their story, and support each other’s mental wellbeing*

Apply for the Greater Manchester Peer Support Innovation Grant!

Does your organisation or group need support to grow your peer support activities?

The Greater Manchester Peer Support Innovation Grant is designed to support new or smaller peer support groups with innovative ways of introducing peer support to the community. Applicants can apply for a grant of up to £250 towards their project or event (from a total available funding pot of £2500).

Applications for the second round of funding close on Monday 25 October 2021 at 12pm (noon).

How to apply:

To apply please complete your online application via Survey Monkey:

Click here for application form


Alternatively, click here to download a printable version of the application form. You can complete it by hand and send it to the following address: Independent Mental Health Network, Suite 4.1, Empress Business Center, 380 Chester Road, Manchester, M16 9EA


If you would like some tips to help with you Peer Support Innovation Grant application, our Engagement Coordinator for peer support Fauzia Ahmed has made a YouTube video with some advice and information. You can view this, here:



If you have any questions about the grant or completing your application, email .



Join our Peer Support Forum for peer support facilitators – Come together to discuss challenges and best practice.

A space to discuss any thoughts and experiences of running peer support, and for peer support facilitators to develop their own community.

We will discuss the challenges faced, as well as hopes and vision for peer support. Examples could include – How do I attract service users? What makes peer support successful? What are the different ways to provide peer support? How do I prevent burn out among facilitators?

The forum will serve as a space where all can learn from, and support, each other to develop best practice, and hopefully leave reinvigorated and inspired.

To signup for the Peer Support Forum, please visit our Eventbrite page by clicking here.