“All that support that I got, I can give to someone else”

There are still a few days to apply to become a peer support worker in a variety of mental health services in Oxfordshire. Get inspired by Aideen-Niamh O’Neill who is a peer support worker at the Keystone Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub in Blackbird Leys & East Oxford.

“All that support that I got, I can give to someone else”

Aideen-Niamh spoke to us how inspiring the role is for her. Watch the video see what she has to say.

The new recruitment boost is looking to hire people straight into paid roles instead of the previous path where people first joined as volunteer trainees and then had the opportunity to apply for a paid position.

To see all the locations with peer support worker positions and to apply, click https://tinyurl.com/ys52radw.

Applications close on January 15, 2023.

Oxford Health is looking for people who are compassionate and highly motivated, can work well in a team, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Lived experience of mental health challenges or having cared for someone with mental ill-health is essential for the role.

All new peer support workers will be provided with training for the role and given the opportunity to complete the national recognised care certificate. In their roles, peer support workers will work minimum 22.5 hours (3 days) per week.

If you would like to chat through the role, please contact Louise Rosenberg via email: louise.rosenberg@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk.

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Published: 11 January 2023