Sean volunteers with Mind Jersey as a Peer Support Worker
'I suffered for years with my mental health and did not have anyone to talk to about what I was going through, so when I saw that Mind Jersey wanted people with lived experience to train as Peer Support workers, I thought this is my chance to help someone who is suffering with their mental health by talking to them about what has helped me on my journey back to recovery.
'Being a Peer Support Worker is a 50/50 split, we both help each other by talking about our feelings, emotions and what techniques we have used to help deal with our mental health. Just by talking is a great deal of help for me, and knowing that I am helping someone else is a good feeling of achievement, and it has certainly helped me with my mental health.
'I would say to others who may be in a position to help to think about where you want to volunteer and talk to someone from that agency about what they offer, and what you can offer them. Go for it!'