Norfolk Peer Support Event


Norfolk Peer Support Celebration

The Matthew Project will be taking part in the 'Norfolk Peer Support Celebration' at The Forum Norwich, on November 28th.  We will be there alongside Equal Lives and a number of other organisations who offer peer support, (including, The Benjamin Foundation, Carers Matter, Norfolk & Suffolk Mental Health Trust, LGBT Project and Get me Out of the 4 Walls). This community event and peer support work is supported by Norfolk County Council and is the first event to celebrate all the fantastic work that is carried out by local people to support each other around different issues in their locality.

The definition of peer support is when individuals, or groups of people with lived experience of a particular issue, get together in a balanced way to give and receive support, information and advice. This could be around a shared theme, impairment, issue or activity.

The event itself will spotlight what community groups and organisations are doing, whilst also providing an opportunity to share learning and come up with some ideas for better joint working.

At the event you will be able to:

  • Find out what support is available in your area
  • Meet other people
  • Find out how you can use your own experiences to support others in similar situations
  • Find out about all the great work that people are doing in their locality

 What will happen on the day?

There will be workshops, Café conversations, Talks, Films and information stalls. You can post ideas and comments on the Equal Lives Facebook page or email any queries about the event to Hazel: hazel.simons@equallives.org.uk



  • A telephone helpline for everyone within Norfolk & Suffolk who need support or have questions on drugs and alcohol.
  • Dynamic education so young people understand the risks of drugs and alcohol.
  • Free, confidential help.
  • Honest, accurate and appropriate information.
  • Support for parents and families of drug or alcohol users.

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