Join us for Peerfest 2017!

August 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm


Taking place this year on October 9th 2017, Peerfest is a national annual event celebrating the importance, power and diversity of peer support. It’s a welcoming, inclusive and inspirational event bringing peers together to network, share skills and experiences through workshops, creative activities, debate and The Marsh Awards.

We are thrilled to be working alongside Mind and the National Planning Team to deliver Peerfest 2017. This one day event will be a mix of creative workshops, open spaces, friendly stalls and rousing debates.

Alongside lead partner Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN), the team this year includes: Bristol Survivors Network, Changes Bristol, Freedom of Mind C.I.C and WellBeans Initiative C.I.C.


Representation & Accountability Officer for BIMHN, Tom Renhard, said:

“We are really excited to have the opportunity to bring Peerfest to Bristol this year. Given it is now in its fifth year, there will be a lot to live up to and we are looking forward to making this one the best one yet!

“It is also an interesting time for the city, with peer support playing an increasingly important role in communities. We hope that Peerfest 2017 will aid the development of that discussion through a host of interactive and creative activities, whilst not shying away from the key debates and challenges facing peer support.”


Ticket Information

Day time tickets to the event will be free (and in very high demand). Our evening entertainment tickets will be a suggested donation of £5 per person.

The first wave of tickets will go on general sale on Thursdays 3rd August at 5 pm. Please check our dedicated eventbrite page to book a ticket.


Want to volunteer or run an activity / stall at Peerfest 2017?

We have many opportunities to participate in what is set to be a spectacular event. If you would like to do this then please follow the links below to express an interest:


Volunteer at the event

Apply to host a stall

Run a workshop or activity


I would like to join the lived experience reference group:

Role Description: Peerfest Lived Experience Reference Group Role Description FINAL

Terms of Reference: Peerfest 2017 – Lived Experience Reference Group v2


Meeting dates of reference group:

Tuesday 15th August, 6 – 8 pm

Tuesday 12th September, 6 – 8 pm


If you would like any further information, then please get in touch with Tom on


We look forward to seeing you at Peerfest 2017!



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