06, May 2016: Impact Mental Health Peer Support is a Community Interest Company providing mental health peer support services and training to both the public and private sectors.
Impact have recently completed a highly successful trial of their newly designed, 6 week and 3 week You Programmes for Central Bedfordshire Council and funded by the Skills Funding Agency.
If you would like to see more details of the You Programme story in Central Bedfordshire, including detailed results for 2015/16 follow this link: https://www.impactmh.org.uk/news/the-you-programme-press-release/
The You Programme is aimed at anyone who feels they are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues including depression, anxiety, isolation and a range of mental health challenges which can affect mental, physical, social, professional, spiritual and emotional well-being.
People are being referred by doctors, mental health workers, employment support agencies, employers and colleagues but, but more importantly, people are self-referring to the You Programme.
Why has Impact called it the You Programme?
It’s simple. It is called the You Programme for two reasons:
* The Programme is run not by doctors, nor therapists. Instead it is run by peers. All staff must themselves be experiencing or have experienced Mental Health Issues. Yes, they are trained and highly experienced but most importantly the Programmes are run for people with mental health issues by people with mental health issues.
* The Programme’s focus is that whilst medication and, talking therapies are vital, the bulk of the work on the road to recovery will be done by YOU.
Following the success of the Central Bedfordshire trial programmes, The You Programme is now being extended to other regions of the U.K. for both local and national authorities, and corporate clients alike.
If you would like to attend one of the Impact programmes, or if you would like further information on the services and training programmes that Impact Mental Health Peer Support offer, please call 01582 797596 or email [email protected]
For more information, please contact DÃ©anne Clark, CEO, 07779 086740.