Our five founding Trustees worked brilliantly together, developing and managing Peer Support Plus since it sprang into existence when the UK first went into lockdown in March 2020.
We doubled our Support Group offer as we came out of lockdown in July 2021, reaching out to help people whose lives and mental health have been disrupted by the pandemic, including for the first time those whose circumstances would previously have prevented them from joining an in-person Support Group.
A Grant awarded by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership in December 2020 and recent donations mean we can reasonably expect to be financially secure until March 2023. We need to continually fundraise to survive in the longer term. Donate
All our Trustees are volunteers, ordinary everyday people who continue to actively manage their own mental health. Yet we have achieved something extraordinary together, despite the Covid pandemic. We are living proof, if that were needed, that Peer Support works.
Four of our founding Trustees and two new Trustees were elected at our first AGM on Monday 16 August 2021. The fifth founding Trustee decided to stand down as Secretary Trustee (with our grateful thanks) but continues to support us as a Volunteer as we move confidently forward into our second year as a fully fledged charity.
We would like to bring fresh perspectives and greater diversity to the Board, as well as broadening the range of skills and experiences available to us. We would be open to adding a seventh Trustee to The Board.
You will need to be open-minded, compassionate and responsive. Ideally you will have lived experience of managing your mental health, but that is not essential.
To learn more about Peer Support Plus, please browse our website peersupportplus.org
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of volunteering as a Trustee, please Contact Lisa B our Chair of Trustees email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal chat.
To apply please see Advert for Trustees which you can download from ‘Our charity Peer Support Plus CIO‘ at https://www.peersupportplus.org/documents/