Peer Support Groups for Young People

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.

2 young women in a mentoring session, talking on a sofa

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 listen to each other without judgement. Through sharing and understanding, we create better wellbeing, increased self-esteem and confidence.

So far, we have been running Peer Support groups through our adult service, however, we are now running Peer Support groups through the Children and Young People’s service for young people aged 18-24 years old.

The groups are run by volunteers who have lived experience of mental health themselves. All of our Peer Groups have been planned and developed in a co-productive way, meaning that our volunteers have been involved in the whole process.

When do groups meet?

Our Peer Support groups are currently being held virtually (via Zoom) until meeting in person is safe to do so. Groups will meet on a weekday either in the afternoon or in the evening (specific day and time to be agreed).

How to join

If you are interested in joining one of our Peer Support groups please arrange an appointment for an informal chat with our Peer Support Development Worker, Jack. Jack will provide more information about the groups so you can check it is the right thing for you before you register as a group member.

To arrange a chat

Call us on 0161 769 5732 between 10am and 2pm or