Julie Matthews wins award for Intentional Peer Support

Julie Matthews, of Chard Intentional Peer Support Group, has won the ‘Inspiring Others in the South West’ category of the South West Skills Awards, 2010

Ann Ley writes:

“I first met Julie when I was invited to evaluate the Devon based Intentional Peer Support (IPS) course run by Shery Mead and Chris Hansen in 2007.  Julie was so inspired by the course, that she converted an emerging support group in Chard to one run on the principles of IPS.

This is not an easy path to follow but Julie persisted and the results of her persistence and inspiration to other people in the group have been recognised in this well deserved award for inspiring others to learn in the South West”.

And Peta France adds:

“I would just like to say……

..I met Julie at the 2007 IPS course, I was just crawling out of a bad place and she made me feel so welcome.  I’ve become a close friend of hers over the past 3 years and she has truly inspired me.  Julie deserves everything she has achieved and more.

A public congratulations to you Julie!!”

Website: Chard Intentional Peer Support


Julie receives her award from Kate Adie.

For more information see https://www.skillsawards.org.uk/winners/index.aspx#inspiringothers