The Marsh Awards - time to shine!

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The Marsh Awards - could this be your year?

What would your peer support group do with £500?

We're thrilled to be opening nominations for the 2018 Marsh Awards for Mental Health Peer Support. If you're involved in a peer support group or project this is your opportunity to win £500 cash to support your work, plus unique opportunities throughout the year to attend workshops, networking events and peer action learning.

Learn more and nominate here. Nominations close on 31st July.   

The Marsh Awards recognise excellence in mental health peer support in England and Wales, and are run each year by The Marsh Christian Trust, Mind and Peerfest partner organisations.

Not ready to nominate this year? Check out our peer support toolkit for ideas and activities to try with your group.


A chance for each of us to shine

Jane reflects on nominating with her smTalkingCircles group in 2017 and the new energy it gave them:

Without a doubt, nominating our group was definitely a worthwhile exploration. The whole process created a space to reflect on where we had started and where we were now.

I would encourage any peer group – large or small – to enjoy the process, a bit like enjoying the dance. We definitely made the most of the dance. Members re-kindled certain skills like writing copy and taking responsibility for a specific role in the application process. It was a chance for each of us to shine.

The value of peer support took on a new level of meaning for our group. So give it a go – put in your nomination for the Marsh Awards - value your part in peer support – but more importantly learn from and enjoy the experience. We did!

Nominate for the Marsh Awards here!