Jigsaw II

Jigsaw II is a peer-led research project exploring the needs of peer support and community-based groups which follows on our Jigsaw report in 2013. Our aim is to increase our understanding of the spectrum of peer support and community-based groups, and how they can be supported to flourish. To achieve this, we’ll be reaching out to listen to the experiences and needs of groups, and explore the wider factors that impact them. 

We are committed to; 

  • Reaching those who are marginalised by our society, focusing on people from BAME and/or LGBTQI+ community, young people (18-25), people living in deprivation, and gender specific groups.
  • Using this project as a way to give power to peer support and community-based groups, to advocate their value and give groups an opportunity to learn from each other.
  • Taking the views and experiences of those we speak to forward, to advocate the value and the needs of those we draw insights from.

How to get involved?

We’d like to hear from as many people as possible, so if you would like to get involved we’d love to hear from you. We are particular interested in talking to people from the BAME and/or LGBTQI+ communities, young people (18-25), people living in deprivation, and gender specific groups. You can take part in 1-to-1 interviews, focus groups or complete our survey. You can receive a voucher up to £25 if you’re taking part in our interviews or groups.

We are looking for peer support and community-based groups and those participating in them to let us know how they can be supported to flourish through completing this survey 

We are committed to focusing on people from BAME and/or LGBTQI+ community, young people (18-25), people living in deprivation, and gender specific groups. We will use these insights to shape future support offerings and advocate the value of these groups. This is part of a wider peer led research project called, Jigsaw II.  

More information will be posted about how to get involved throughout the project. If you would like to know more, please get in touch – peersupport@mind.org.uk.

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