Aged 16-24 and Passionate about Mental Health in Gwent?

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Check out the job opportunity to be a Mind our Future Gwent Peer Researcher!

The opportunity

Mind Our Future Gwent is looking for a group of 10 Peer Researchers aged 16-24 who live, or have personal connections in Gwent (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport or Torfaen) to become part of the Mind Our Future Gwent (MoFG) team.

Young people from all backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to apply.

As a Peer Researcher, you will be able to help shape the future of young people’s mental health in Gwent by assisting in the development of the Mind our Future Gwent project.

If you wish to find out more details about the project, please use this link.

Does this sound like you?

  • A passion to make changes to the mental health system in Gwent
  • Experience of mental health challenges (yourself or someone you know)
  • Ability to communicate well with other young people to gather their views
  • A commitment and willingness to learn new skills
  • Involved with communities/groups with other young people (e.g. sports clubs,
    LGBTQI+ groups etc.)

There is flexibility around what tasks you can be involved in.

We would like a mixture of abilities, so we will ensure you are not given tasks you don’t feel comfortable with. Training will be provided and no previous work experience is needed.

Tasks may include:

  • Helping to gather information about the needs of young people living in your
    communities within Gwent
  • Engaging meaningfully and actively listening to other young people in a variety of
    focus groups, mind mapping sessions, and online/in-person workshops
  • Acting as a role model to the young people involved
  • Participating in team building days to get to know the team
  • Assisting with the development of a fun youth residential and attending the event
  • Contributing your own views and ideas to help shape our project

What’s in it for you?

  • Gaining confidence in sharing your voice to create meaningful impact
  • Working with us to influence positive change in communities across Gwent
  • A flexible job that can fit around your other commitments
  • Access to relevant training opportunities to boost your skills and CV
  • The opportunity to be involved with this project for up to 12 months
  • Working around 10 hours per month at the National Living Wage rate, regardless
    of age (£9.50 an hour, which increases to £10.40 an hour in April 2023)
  • Being connected to other opportunities

Expressing your interest

To express your interest in this role, please use this form to send your application in a written, audio or video form ( The deadline for this is 6th of February 2023.

After you have submitted your expression of interest, we will be in contact with you to let you know the outcome. If you are shortlisted, we will arrange an informal chat about the role. These informal chats will be held between the 13th and the 17th of February; we will contact you to arrange the best date and time for you from these. We can’t wait to meet you!

After we have spoken to everyone, the panel will select the successful candidates.

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

Related Information

If you think that you need some mental health support, please see below a list of organisations you can get support from:

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