Peer Forum

A learning community on peer support

We are a community of people from Doncaster, Rotherham and North Lincolnshire who are involved in peer support. In the future other places both nationally and globally will join in.

We gather together to share ideas, experiences and information. Bringing peer support groups, individuals and organisations together to uplift and inspire each other. Engaging with the Peer Forum can lead to personal and professional enrichment while fostering a sense of belonging within a like-minded community.

Join us - let's unite to turn our shared dreams into a reality!

Our values

Respect - for all participants, their experiences and perspectives, creating a safe and inclusive space.
Empathy - fostering understanding and compassion for each member’s challenges and triumphs.
Equality - treating all members equally regardless of background, experience or expertise.
Openess - encouraging open and honest communication, where members feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings.
Support - providing emotional, informative and practical support to fellow members in times of need.
Constructive feedback - offering feedback that is positive, specific and helpful.
Non judgemental - creating a non judgemental space where members can express themselves without fear of criticism.
Collaboration - fostering a spirit of collaboration and mutual aid where members work together for common goals.
Continuous learning - encouraging a culture of learning and growth.

The benefits of joining

To give a voice to peer supporters
To share ideas and experiences
To support each other with joint ventures
To share resources
Networking and sharing connections
To apply for joint funding
To be part of a community
Be part of a collective force
To promote positive wellbeing
Make new friendships
To help shape future services and bring about change for the better
To promote understanding of what peer support is
To form valuable partnerships
To share good practice

How will we do it

We will hold monthly forum meetings in Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire hosted by community groups in your area. We will come together three times a year to celebrate our successes and achievements.

The meetings will take place as follows:

Rotherham — second Tuesday of every month at 19:00 - 21:00
Doncaster — second Thursday of every month at 11:00 - 13:30
North Lincolnshire — third Tuesday of every month at 11:00 - 13:30

Food and refreshments will be provided for us to share together.

Please get in touch with us to confirm the venue as these change each month.

Beginning in November 2023

For more information please telephone: 01302 618507 or email

Karen Senior


Member of The People Focused Group

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