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REACH Service

What is REACH?

REACH Peer Support Service provides support for people aged 18 years and over who have common or severe mental illness. The service provides 1-2-1 support to people signposted from the Partnership Trust who may benefit from support in the Community from the VCFSE (Voluntary Community Faith and Social Enterprises).

How can we help?

At Valley House, we are committed to providing high-quality, person-centred support to individuals in our community who are affected by common or severe mental health issues. Our Peer Support Worker plays a vital role in delivering this service, and we want to share with you the remarkable work they do and the positive impact they can bring to people's lives.

Connecting Through Shared Experiences

Our Peer Support Worker bring a unique perspective to their role. They have personally navigated the challenges of mental distress and have emerged on the path to recovery. This shared experience allows them to connect with individuals on a deep and meaningful level. Through their own stories of recovery, they build connections and provide invaluable support to those who use the REACH Service.

Inspiring Hope and Recovery

One of the core missions of Peer Support Work is to inspire hope. They share their personal journeys through mental health services and other support. By sharing these stories, they instill confidence and belief in the individuals they work with, showing that recovery is possible and achievable.

Person-Centred Support

Every person we work with is unique, and their needs are at the forefront of our approach. Our Peer Support Worker uses a person-centred model, tailoring the support to individual goals and aspirations. They employ communication, motivation, and coaching skills to empower service users to achieve their desired outcomes.

Building Rapport and Respect

Respect and honesty are the cornerstones of our relationship with service users. Our Peer Support Worker establishes rapport by treating individuals with dignity and understanding. They maintain clear professional boundaries while offering a safe and supportive environment.

Connecting to Local Resources

In addition to providing emotional support, the service enables and encourages service users to explore local services and facilities within their community. We facilitate access to alternative services when specific needs are identified, ensuring individuals have a comprehensive support network.

Collaboration with External Agencies

We understand the importance of a holistic approach to mental health support. Our Peer Support Worker liaises with external agencies, complimentary therapies, and community groups on behalf of our service users, ensuring they receive the well-rounded care they deserve.

Protection and Accountability

As part of our commitment to the safety and well-being of service users, we actively contribute to the protection of individuals from the risk of abuse and harm. We work together to ensure a secure environment for all.

Advocating for Change

Our Peer Support Worker is an advocate for change. They challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness and work tirelessly to address the difficulties individuals face when accessing services.

Community Outreach

Our Peer Support Worker travels across Coventry and Warwickshire to support individuals in accessing services in their own communities, making mental health support more accessible to all.

At Valley House, we believe that mental health support should be compassionate, individualised, and readily available. Our  Peer Support Worker embodies these principles, and they are making a profound difference in the lives of others. We invite you to join us on this journey of hope, recovery, and transformation as we continue to make mental health support a priority in our community. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.

To read more about what we do, why not check out our blog? https://valleyhouse.org.uk/category/valley-house-blog/

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