Peer Support Groups for Young People

Our Peer Support groups provide a safe place for young people to connect with each other, have a chat and give mutual support for mental health problems.

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.

You are able to control how much you engage and share in these groups; if joining a group feels too daunting, that is completely understandable, but know everyone is fully supported by our volunteers and peer support staff to ease into the groups at a manageable pace. Everyone is more than welcome and encouraged to share how they have been feeling, but helping and listening to others is still a great contribution to the group.

Scroll down to read some of the feedback from the members and volunteers in the groups.

When do groups meet?

Our Peer Support groups are currently being held virtually (via Zoom). In July we are going to be expanding the service by hosting a male-only and face-to-face group. You can chose your group based on your availability, or our peer support staff can explain what each group is like.

How to join

If you are interested in joining one of our Peer Support groups, please get in touch for a chat where we can explain how the groups work in a bit more detail and answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you’re still interested in joining a group, you will 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 2pm or send us an email.

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