Become a Peer Service Designer with Mind Our Future Gwent

by Halyna Soltys | 19th Feb 2024

Are you a young changemaker passionate about shaping the future of mental health services in Gwent? Mind Our Future Gwent (MoFG) is recruiting young people aged 16-24 living in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly or Torfaen to join us as Peer Service Designers.

Background information 

In the first year of our project, Mind Our Future Gwent researched young people’s experiences of mental health services in Gwent. 

10 peer researchers were employed to help speak to their peers, analyse data, pick out key themes, and write a report to share our findings. Our Discovery Report was published in October 2023, and included 7 key insights which we’d like to take forward in the next stage of the project. 

We’re looking for young people to join the group to help take the project forward over the next year. As a Peer Service Designer, you’ll be at the forefront of the MoFG project’s evolution, transforming insights from our research phase into tangible solutions. 

Do you have…?

– A passion for driving positive changes in the mental health system

– Strong communication skills, including listening and presenting

– Commitment and willingness to learn new skills

– Involvement with communities or groups of young people (e.g., sports clubs, LGBTQI+ groups, etc.)

Tasks may include:

– Researching the needs of young people in your communities, based on the Discovery Report

– Actively participating in focus groups, mind mapping sessions, and workshops with your peers, colleagues, and stakeholders

– Networking with young people and professionals who work with them in your communities

– Developing prototypes with the support of fellow peer service designers and staff

– Attending youth residentials and in-person meet-ups

What’s in it for you?

– Boost confidence by sharing your voice and ideas in a safe space 

– Influence positive change in communities across Gwent

– Part-time job, with virtual and in-person meetings (usually between Monday and Wednesday from 3pm and 6pm)

– Access to relevant training opportunities to enhance your skills and CV

– Supportive staff who want to see you thrive 

– Approximately 10 hours per month at the National Living Wage rate (£12 per hour)

How to apply:

To apply, please complete this form. 

The deadline for applications is 18th March 2024. 

Successful candidates will be invited to interviews held on Zoom on 2nd, 3rd or 11th of April.

If you have any questions or need support with completing the application form, please contact a member of the Mind Our Future Project team at