The family support lead role can be both rewarding and challenging. Working with service users, families and carers who have experienced a serious incident or death of a loved one can while under our care can be stressful and you may at times feel isolated. 

Our peer supervision for family support leads has been introduced to offer emotional and practical support.

Peer supervision offers the opportunity to reflect on your practice and experiences when fulfilling this role. By sharing experience, skills and knowledge within a group setting we hope to increase the skills, confidence and competence of both individuals and the group.

The session facilitator will record the content of the peer supervision sessions on MySupervision and both the facilitator and you will have access to a copy of the supervision records. This will be done in line with the Trust's Clinical Supervision and Support Procedure.

If you have undertaken this role and would like to join the peer supervision sessions, please contact Julie Critchley, Head of Quality, St Helens by email to:

Future dates can be found below. These sessions are due to take place via Skype and a link for this will be sent to you when you register an interest in taking part.


Friday 4 December 2020 3 - 4.30pm
Friday 15 January 2021 3 – 4.30pm
Friday 26 February 2021 3 – 4.30pm
​Friday 9 April 2020 ​3 - 4.30pm