Peer Support in A&E

In partnership with Airedale General Hospital and Bradford Teaching Hospitals, this winter we are building on our Safer Spaces work to deliver additional peer support based in A&E departments. This will help to ensure that people can get the right support at the right time, as well as helping to raise awareness of alternatives to A&E.

Our part-time Peer Support Workers deliver this ground breaking work and work as part of our Multi-Agency Support Team (MAST) – alongside Psychiatric Liaison Nurses, personal support navigators, alcohol workers, social workers and the wider urgent care team (Project 6). The team assists people who attend A&E in emotional distress, providing one-to-one peer support within the hospital.

Meet the team…