What Can CAPITAL Peer Support Offer You?

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CAPITAL Peer Support is available in West Sussex, at Langley Green Hospital, Crawley, Meadowfield Hospital, Worthing, and Oaklands, Chichester.

What is CAPITAL Peer Support?

A Peer from CAPITAL Peer Support is someone who offers friendly, informal and confidential support drawing on their own lived experience of mental health problems.

Peers are trained by CAPITAL Project Trust.

 

CAPITAL Project Trust is a charity run for people who use mental health services by people who use mental health services. CAPITAL Peer Support Team is independent from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Peers will facilitate some groups you might attend during your stay in hospital. They will also be available to meet with you individually at times on the ward. 

CAPITAL Peer Support is available in West Sussex, at Langley Green Hospital, Crawley, Meadowfield Hospital, Worthing, and Oaklands, Chichester.

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Confidentiality

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CAPITAL Peers do not read or write in your clinical notes. After meeting with you individually they will agree with you a short summary of the key points you have discussed. 

Nothing you discuss will be passed on to your care team (or anyone else) unless you have agreed this. However, if you say something which raises significant concern about your safety or the safety of someone else, the we have a duty to hand this on to your care team. In this case the situation will always be discussed with you first unless that would compromise your safety, or the safety of another person. 

What could CAPITAL Peer Support offer me?

  • Someone to talk to who has personal experience of using mental health services.

  • Speaking in confidence.

  • Listening to you with empathy.

  • Guidance about self-help strategies and sharing what has worked for themselves or others.

  • Signposting to sources of specialist help or advice.

  • Wellbeing activities.

  • Support you to prepare for and get the most out of your ward rounds.

  • Help to participate more in your care planning. 

CAPITAL Peer Support cannot:

  • Advocate on your behalf at ward rounds / reviews, tribunals and so forth. However, we could signpost you to an advocate, or talk through with you how you might manage better yourself. 

  • Accompany you at ward rounds / reviews.

  • Accompany you out of the hospital grounds -- please ask your nursing team if you need support with this. 

  • Do things for you - but we will help you think about ways that might make it easier for you to do things for yourself

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