The service is provided by a team of local Peer Workers and a Recovery Practitioner each with personal experience of mental health problems. Our peers are willing to share their personal experiences in a way that supports, empowers and brings hope to the people they support.

The service will be provided to adults aged between 18 and 65, residing in North Ayrshire, who are engaged with adult mental health services.


Benefits of our Peer Support

Using our recovery focused tool you will be supported to improve your quality of life by identifying your own goals. Your Peer Worker will be alongside you as you work towards these personal goals. Using our HOPE Toolkit, they will support you to enhance your existing strengths and learn healthy new problem solving skills.

Your peer relationship will help you to overcome your fears by supporting you to try new things, empower you to make your own choices and successfully overcome challenges


The service offers one to one support which is:

Person centred
– tailored to people’s individual needs and monitored using the I.ROC (Individual Recovery Outcomes Counter) model.

Solution Focused
promoting positive thinking and ways of moving forward, based on Penumbra’s HOPE model of recovery.


How do I access Peer Support?

You can make a self referral to our service as long as you are engaged with adult mental health services in North Ayrshire.

We also accept referrals from a range of sources including NHS, social work and the voluntary sector on behalf of people who fit the above criteria.


Referral forms can be downloaded here:

Peers 4 HOPE Self Referral Form

Peers 4 HOPE Third Party Referral Form


Completed forms can either be emailed to us at

or posted to the Peers 4 HOPE address below.

Frank Sweeney Centre
82-84 Glasgow Street
KA22 8EH


If you have any queries about our Peers 4 Hope service please ring us on 01294 602687

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