Penumbra launches new exciting service



Penumbra is proud to announce the development of our new Peer Support Service. This new service will allow people to access support in North Ayrshire from staff with lived experience of mental ill health.

The Peer Support Service will contribute towards North Ayrshire Council’s aim to provide adult mental health services that are recovery focused, and strengths based in approach.

The Peer Support Service will deliver a service which is person-centred and empowers people to work towards their recovery.

To deliver this support the following posts will be created:

• 1 x Recovery Practitioner (Peer)
• 2 x Peer Workers

Peer Supporters use their personal experiences as a means of providing hope and inspiration to promote recovery and self-management.

As well as acting as recovery champions within the new service, Peer Supporters will also connect with external agencies and local communities to ensure there is an available range of accessible materials, appropriate to the communities within North Ayrshire.

The outcomes for users of the new Peer Support Service include:

• Increased feelings of hope.
• Decreased feelings of isolation.
• People feeling more able to exercise choice and develop greater control in their recovery.
• Involvement in shaping the service.
• People from all backgrounds and circumstances being able to access peer support.

Application packs for the Peer Support roles can be found using the hyperlinks above, or by clicking here.

Penumbra is currently in the process of securing premises for this exciting new service. If you would like more information, please contact West area Manager Fiona Tall on 0141 229 2580.