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Peer Support

Are you struggling with life or your mental health?

Feeling like nobody understands?

Want to learn ways to manage the stresses in your life?

Our peer led skills, activity, social and support groups might help.

We understand because we’ve been there.

Download Programme - Sept - December 2019

Our programme includes:

  • Skills courses and workshops

  • Support groups

Please note:

  • You may be required to attend an Introduction to Group Work session before attending  some groups – please see the programme for details and dates.
  • Groups have a maximum capacity and often get fully booked. Contact us to find out which groups have spaces.


Following on from the success of the Side by Side project that finished last year, we have been awarded a pot of money from National Mind to support individuals, groups and organisations develop peer support in the community. The funding is in the form of small grants that individuals, groups and organisations are able to apply for, the grants are aimed to support with the development of peer support. An application form needs to be completed and returned to the email address as outlined here. Please note there are limited grants available so if you are interested, or anyone else you share this with is interested then please apply sooner rather than later!

Application Form 

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.

Outdoors, Active & Well

Supporting people to learn new skills, become healthier and get some fresh air! In partnership with Hyde Park Source and TCV. Funded by The Big Lottery.

Please visit the website for more information.


Supporting people to get through times of crisis and learn skills and strategies to prevent future crises. Funded by The Big Lottery and delivered in partnership with Better Leeds Communities and Age UK Leeds.

Please see the Peer Support Programme (yellow button above) for a list of Horizons groups.

CMHT Peer Support Service

Delivering support for people who currently access one of the Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) in Leeds.

For more information please click here.

Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service

Peer led 1:1 and group work for individuals and families who have been bereaved by suicide at any time.

Please visit the website for more information.


The THRU project (Talk, Help, Relate, Understand) offers Peer Support 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.

Please see the Peer Support Programme (yellow button above) for a list of THRU groups.

Recovery Centre Peer Support

Delivering Peer Support within NHS Rehabilitation & Recovery services. Delivered in partnerhsip with Community Links and Touchstone.

For more information please visit the Leeds and York NHS Foundation Trust website or contact the Peer Support team.

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