Projects and Partnerships

We are delighted to have the opportunity to work on lots of exciting and innovative projects, many of them in partnership with great organisations in Leeds and beyond.

Current projects and partnerships include:

Bereaved By Suicide

Peer led 1:1 and group work for people who have been bereaved by suicide at any time. See our group work programme for details of current groups. Full information is available here.

Family in Mind (2015-16)

Group work for parents with mental health difficulties and their children, in partnership with Barnardo’s Willow Young Carers service.

Horizons

Working with Better Leeds Communities and Age UK Leeds to support people to get through times of crisis and learn skills and strategies to prevent future crises. Funded by the Big Lottery.

Outdoors, Active & Well

Supporting people to learn new skills, know their rights, become healthier and get some fresh air! In partnership with Hyde Park Source and TCV. Funded by the Big Lottery. More information is available here.

Prism

We have been funded by Leeds Community Foundation and Mind to develop mental health peer support for LGBT+ communities in Leeds in 2017-18. Please contact us for further information and full details of the groups on offer.

Recovery Centre

Delivering peer support in NHS Rehabilitation & Recovery services as part of an innovative partnership with Community Links, LYPFT and Touchstone .

More information is available here.

Side By Side (2015-17)

We were a regional Hub and Strategic Partner in this national, Big Lottery funded programme. Side By Side  was coordinated by Mind and built an evidence base for the impact of peer support (findings of the Side by Side research are available here), as well as supporting the development and delivery of a whole host of peer support activities around the country. We continue to co-ordinate the Leeds Peer Support Network that was created through Side by Side.

THRU

The THRU project (Talk, Help, Relate, Understand) offers peer support group work for young people aged between 16 and 25. We currently have two weekly support groups and are working with CAMHS and Leeds City College to provide courses for young people they are working with. For more information please contact the peer support team.