Shine Lincolnshire work in partnership with Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (LPFT) to deliver Peer Support across the County.
Mental Health (MH) PSWs give support, companionship and encouragement to people experiencing mental health difficulties. A quality that makes them stand out from other staff is that MH PSWs draw directly on their own lived experiences of mental health difficulties or caring for someone else who is experiencing such difficulties. They do not replace other roles in mental health services; rather, their skill in using their own experience to work collaboratively with someone facing similar mental health difficulties, is a unique one”. – The Competence Framework for Mental Health Peer Support Workers, NHS Health Education England (October 2020).
A PSW can:
Further information of what a Peers Support Worker is can be found via this link: Peer Support Workers :: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust (lpft.nhs.uk)
Our Peer Support Workers are aligned to the Integrated Place Based Teams (IPBT). All referrals go via the local IPBT
The aim of Place Based teams is to improve the care for people experiencing Severe Mental Illness (SMI) by enabling patients to:
This approach includes:
We have Peer Support Workers working across the whole of the County, based across 15 Primary Care Networks* (PCNs) in 12 Integrated Place Based Teams.
You can find out more about your local Peer Support Worker on their page.
Further information about Primary Care Networks can be found via the link below:
I love my role, to see the difference everyone is making is incredible.’
In addition to Katy, every Peer Support Worker receives clinical supervision within the IPBT.