Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme: enabling provision for women

Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, and Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, are delighted to announce the launch of their £1.3m women’s mental health peer support grants programme.

They will be funding five capacity building ‘Hub’ grants of up to £50,000; four in England and one in Wales, 30 grants of up to £25,000, and around 50 grants of up to £10,000 to facilitate peer support with women experiencing, or at risk of developing, mental health problems and experiencing disadvantage, particularly multiple disadvantage.

The programme aims to fund:

  • Organisations to facilitate peer support initiatives delivered for and by women experiencing multiple disadvantage. Multiple disadvantage is defined as women who experience several issues such as mental health problems, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, abuse and violence, offending, and family breakdown. They may have one main need complicated by other factors (eg race, sexuality, age or disability) or lower level issues which together combine to constitute multiple disadvantage.
  • ‘Women’s Peer Support Hubs’ – women’s organisations working to improve the capacity of individuals and community based organisations to lead effective peer support activity delivered for and by women.

For more information visit www.mind.org.uk

Deadline for applications 15th of October 2018