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Service User Peer Support Worker - Crisis Pathway

Job Reference: 270-TC645-MH

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Service User Mental Health Peer Support - Crisis Pathway
Various around the county -depending on preferences, Northamptonshire
£20,330 - £21,777 pa pro rata

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust are expanding their peer support service.

Peer support is when people use their own lived experiences to support others who are having similar experiences.

We are looking for 'Service User Peer Support Workers' to work within our Mental Health Crisis Pathway Services.

Service User Peer Support Workers for the Crisis Pathway Services have experience of living with mental distress and are managing their own recovery and wellbeing well. The aim of the role is to support other individuals experiencing mental distress.

The role is to complement the support given by healthcare professionals to inspire hope and empower people to reach their own individual recovery goals and make sense of their personal recovery journey.

There are opportunities in a variety of services and locations depending on the preferences and experiences of the successful candidates.

These could include:

  • Acute Liaison Mental Health Services in Northamptonshire or Kettering General Hospitals
  • The Integrated Response Hub who provide round the clock telephone access for mental health service users and their families, friends, and carers
  • Crisis café drop in services
  • Crisis Houses for individuals experiencing a crisis situation

You do not need to have prior peer support experience or training to apply for this role, however you will be expected to attend a peer support worker course if you have not undertaken prior training.


Please be aware that all staff employed by NHFT are expected to adhere to the current infection prevention and control guidelines, this includes the wearing of face masks at all times that are approved for use within healthcare. If you have and queries regarding this please contact the named person on the job advert prior to completing your application

Please ensure you read the job description and person specification attached. In the supporting information note down the relevant skills and experience you have that are related to the essential and desirable criteria, as your application will be shortlisted against these criteria.

Please also confirm on your supporting statement that you have your own experience of mental ill health and describe how you manage your wellbeing now.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Kirstie Mycroft

Job title Peer Support Coordinator

Email address

Telephone number 07842301573 


NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to several prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc.

It is our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care. Our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection recognised this with an ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, as well as an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the Caring domain. Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering outstanding compassionate care and also commit to the Trust mission statement: Making a difference for you, with you. Our vision, mission and values are all part of the roadmap for all we do.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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