Welcome to Peer Support @ Member Support Services
Bringing together injured, ill and disabled RCN members to share experiences and knowledge.
The network is new and aims to build on the work of the previous groups; the Work Injured Nurses Group and the Disabled Nurses Network. It is a membership group for any member affected by physical or psychological injury, ill health or disability - whether work-related or not.
The group exists to assist members in making connections with peers to give and receive support. Perhaps you are retired and wish to maintain links with others in your profession? Perhaps you have recently become disabled and would like to speak with others who have had similar experiences? There are many reasons to join.
Any RCN member can join - free of charge - and membership of the group does not affect any other forum membership (Peer Support @ MSS is not a forum.) The majority of members join because of a work-related injury or condition, but membership is open to all RCN members affected by ill health or disability or those who have an interest in health at work and/or disability rights issues.
To join please complete the Peer Support application form
Should you have any enquiries then please direct them to email@example.com
Enquiries can also be made using the RCN Member Support Services helpline - 0345 408 4391 option three (9.30am - 4.30pm weekdays).
There is also a discussion board for the group here in the Discussion Zone.
The discretionary fund can make grants to the RCN Peer Support Service members to assist with the additional costs of daily living caused by disability, or with the cost of study days and retraining that support return to employment. This is now administered by the RCN Foundation - enquiries should be made on 020 7647 3882.