PEER SUPPORT WORK
Our peer support project aims to address the long-term challenges faced by people with severe and enduring mental health conditions and their carers in NHS community mental health services.
As part of the nationwide Community Mental Health Transformation Programme (CMHTP), we aim to remove barriers between primary and secondary care, promoting better integration between services, resulting in reduced waiting times and a reduction in the number of people going into crisis. We will also address inequalities and support transitions as well as offering holistic/personalised care and support to patients and their carers.
Crossroads Care Peer Support Worker, Michaella Ramini, is currently working closely with the CMHTP, the Richmond Mind Senior Carer Peer Support Development Lead as well as South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) as part of a Carers HUB.