Our Mental Wellness Peer Support Group
For anyone who feels they would benefit from talking about life challenges and become part of a wider experienced peer support group. My sessions benefit all those suffering from mental wellbeing issues, not necessarily diagnosed with mental health issues, and even for carers of people suffering from mental health challenges.
Many people go through life challenges without any support network; this can be a lonely and debilitating experience.
Our Mental Wellness Peer Support Group provides 45 Minutes sessions. Join Our Peer Support Group we run 2 x 45-minute sessions a week. You can purchase and join just 1 or 2 weekly sessions or spread them monthly it’s entirely up to you how many sessions you want to attend or not.
Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, both emotional and social support or practical help to each other.
The sessions are run by Marshall Potts who is a trained mental health support specialist. They will run Wednesdays and Fridays online using zoom and several groups will run given time zones.
Marshall has spent 40 years caring for his mentally disabled sister who had highly complex mental health needs (including Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Psychosis and Severe Personality Disorder). He is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychological Testing Centre and specifically is trained and qualified in many regulated Personality Tools and Assessment Instruments (he uses these in individual one-to-one support sessions). He is a qualified coach and volunteers his time and skills to MIND (UK) acting as a Peer Support Specialist for people diagnosed with a variety of Personality Disorders.
Mental Health Wellbeing is a state of psychological and emotional wellness in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her family, work and community.
If you have not been feeling well lately, there is support available that could help. Talking is often the best way to start feeling better and you quickly realise there are many people like you. It is never too late to begin and you will meet new people and make new friends who understand you.
Our mental health is more important than ever – particularly because how we are feeling mentally can have a big impact on how we feel physically. If you are finding things tough and it’s affecting your mood and how you feel, then speaking to people that understand is a good place to start.
Talking about your mental health can be daunting, but people with similar experiences will be used to having these conversations and won’t judge you. They are there to help and will know what to do. Confidentiality is a must.
Marshall uses the Six-factor Model of Psychological Well-being, a theory developed by Carol Ryff which determines six factors that contribute to an individual’s continuing psychological well-being. If one is missing then full emotional stability and fulfilment is less likely to be achieved.
Psychological resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to a pre-crisis status quickly. Resilience exists when the person uses “mental processes and behaviours in promoting personal assets and protecting the self from the potential negative effects of stressors”. In simpler terms, psychological resilience exists in people who develop psychological and behavioural capabilities that allow them to remain calm during crises/chaos and to move on from the incident without long-term negative effects.
The six factors are considered key-elements of psychological wellbeing:
- Personal growth.
- Purpose in life.
- Environmental mastery.
- Positive relations with others.
My sessions are free-flowing so we might start on a subject and develop that through the group’s interactions, thoughts, emotions, and challenges in life they have experienced. Even if you miss sessions that is not a problem as topics will continually be picked up.
Marshall is a professional and if he thinks you need more help he is able to direct you to where you can best receive that help.
You can contact Marshall personally by leaving a message – email him at this specific wellness email address email@example.com
You can buy session’s online click the “Buy Online Link” below
Dr Marshall Potts
Mental Wellness Support Specialist
You can contact Marshall personally by leaving a message in the messaging app at the bottom right of this page or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org