SIDE BY SIDE CYMRU PEER SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY
Side by Side Cymru works “side by side” with community leaders and groups. This project focuses on providing free advice and guidance, networking and workshop events. We support group leaders in learning how to facilitate and improve the benefits of peer support in their groups.
Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. This can be through a group, one to one or online and may involve activities such as crafts, walking or meeting for coffee.
Side by Side Cymru hosts the West Wales Peer Support Network which currently has 100+ members who between them support up to 3000 people. Members include walking clubs, arts and crafts, befriending circles, swimming clubs and mental health diagnosis support groups. To date over 300 individuals have attended our peer support events taking place in Cardigan, Lampeter, Aberaeron, Borth, Llanarth, Gorsgoch, Aberporth, Aberystwyth, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.
“The workshop was extremely enjoyable and filled with useful information. The trainer was engaging and I really enjoyed the opportunity to network.”
Community Group Leader, Aberystwyth
“If you want to know how to set up your own group, Side by Side can offer you support and guidance.”
Community Group Leader, Llanelli
We are actively recruiting community leaders and groups in Ceredigion to join the Network and to benefit from free peer support advice & guidance, networking and workshops. Please feel free to cascade this message across your networks and to pass on the attached membership form. Details and forms available in Welsh on the website.
Funded by the Welsh Government through Mind Cymru, Side by Side Cymru is delivered by Mind Aberystwyth across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
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