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Walk and Talk Peer Support Group for Young People

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Our Peer Support groups provide a safe place for young people to share, understand and give mutual support to other young people who are struggling with their mental health. Peer Support provides a confidential place where people can have a chat without judgement. By sharing and understanding, we create better wellbeing, increased self-esteem and confidence.

This peer support service is specific for young people aged 18-24 years old, they are run by volunteers who are the same age and are constantly shaped by everyone in the group.

Our new Walk and Talk Group offers the chance for young people to get outside and into nature, take in their surroundings, with a chance to stop and perhaps watch the ducks, geese and swans. The aim of the group is to walk and connect with nature, while giving and receiving support to/from peers with lived experience of mental health problems.

Alexandra Park has a safe and private room where group members and volunteers ‘check in’ and have a brew or hot drink before staring a two-loop walk around the park. At the end of the walk, we will use the same private room to ‘check out’ and feedback on the group.

To join this group please complete the referral form below or get in touch for a chat. We can explain how the groups work in a bit more detail and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Then you can complete an assessment and join the group which will work best for you.

To arrange a chat

Call us on 0161 769 5732 between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday or send us an email.

Find out more about all our peer support groups.


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