As part of their experience with Outside In, members inspire, motivate and support their peers, facilitate training to clients, staff, volunteers and external organisations recruit new staff, lobby Parliament, conduct peer research, and review policies and procedures.
Outside In members talk about their experiences, hopes and aspirations.
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Outside In supports people to increase their confidence, self esteem, motivation, knowledge and skills. We achieve this by delivering training, peer support, and get involved in consultation to improve St Mungo's services and at local government level.
Our activities include, but are not limited to:
Outside In Women's Group - a women-only peer support network that aims to improve services for female clients.
10 x Better - a weekly peer support group that is solution focused and peer led.
Basic skills - sessions to improve the IT and literacy skills of clients.
Events - Outside In put on events throughout the year to raise awareness of issues affecting people living in and using St Mungo's services. Each year we hold a conference. Our 2012 Conference was inspired by Carnival and had a record attendance of 294 people. It featured short films, music, performances, workshops and opportunities for people to get involved in.
Read more about Outside In through our Client Involvement Recovery Innovations briefing July 2011, or hear Andy Williams, Client Involvement Manager, and his colleague Jeff talking about Outside In in this short video.
To contact Outside In, call 020 7549 8213 (please note this is an answer phone service, someone will get back to you as soon as they can). Alternatively, email: firstname.lastname@example.org