We are pleased to offer groups both in person and online. Please see below for our current programme.
To book, please complete this short form. Please note your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from us.
For further information, please call us on 0113 305 5800 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places are limited so booking is essential.
Nervous or unsure about groups? We can offer up to 4 sessions (30-45 minutes long) of 1 to 1 peer support by telephone or Zoom to help you work towards accessing our group sessions. This can help if you feel unsure about attending groups and would like to build your confidence. We can also offer practical support with using Zoom if this is helpful.
If you would like 1 to 1 peer support before coming to groups, please click here to complete a short referral form.
Feedback on our groups includes:
Our Introduction to Peer Support is an opportunity to learn what peer support is, find out how it can help you, and get a taste of the types of activities you can expect in our groups.
All new group members need to attend an Introduction to Peer Support. This is available in the following ways:
To book, please complete this short form. Please note your place is not guaranteed until you receive a booking confirmation from us. You can also book by calling us on 0113 305 5800 or emailing email@example.com.
Before attending, please take a few minutes to download and read the following documents:
Introduction to Peer Support dates:
Our new programme for April to June 2022 will be published on this page soon! If you would like to try peer support and find out more about how our groups work beforehand, please book onto one of these introductory sessions.
*NEW COURSE* Open Minds: Identity and My Mental Health
This course has been designed with and for LGBTQI+ people and anybody questioning their identity. If you are unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please get in touch.
Please complete this short form to book this course.
This new course is an opportunity to explore the relationship between your identity and your mental health, challenge stigma and discrimination, and learn ways to look after, speak up for and celebrate yourself. 5 sessions including Introduction to Peer Support.
Learn about assertiveness and benefit from opportunities to practice assertiveness skills in a safe, supportive environment. These skills include identifying your needs, asking for what you want, saying no and responding to criticism. 7 sessions including Introduction to Peer Support.
Building Self Esteem
Explore how you think and feel about yourself and how this affects your life and relationships. Learn to recognise your strengths and resources, and use them to build your self-esteem and personal effectiveness. 7 sessions including Introduction to Peer Support.
Learn what anxiety is and how to recognise it. Explore the impact of anxiety on your life and practical ways to manage and reduce it. 5 sessions including Introduction to Peer Support.
Managing My Mental Health
Develop your understanding of mental health, what affects it and how you can build and maintain it. Look at how your relationship with yourself and others can impact on your mental health, and how you can develop strategies to look after yourself. 7 sessions including Introduction to Peer Support.
Mindfulness and Meditation
Learn how to meditate and engage with mindfulness. Explore loving kindness, mindful meditation for pain, and how to overcome obstacles to mindfulness. 7 sessions including Introduction to Peer Support.
Explore what compassion is, the components of self compassion, and when and how to be more compassionate towards yourself. 5 sessions including Introduction to Peer Support.
Explore what confidence means to you and what gets in the way of your confidence, and identify ways to build and maintain your confidence.
Building Healthy Relationships
Explore how relationships can affect your mental health, possible barriers to connecting with others and ways to look after yourself when building and maintaining relationships.
Building Resilience: coping with life’s challenges
Explore what resilience is and learn how to recognise, maintain and build your ability to cope with difficulties and challenges.
Coping with Change
Explore how change impacts our mental health and learn techniques to manage the challenge aspects of change.
Coping with Isolation
Explore what isolation is, what may stop us from reaching out to others, and how we can be kinder to ourselves when we are feeling isolated.
Coping with Panic
Explore what panic is and how to recognise it, and learn ways to manage and reduce it.
Explore what guilt is, how it affects you, and ways to move away from guilt towards self-worth.
Five Ways to Wellbeing
Learn five actions you can take in your everyday life to help you feel good and function well.
Forgiveness and My Mental Health
Explore the barriers that make it hard for us to forgive, whether that be ourselves or another person, and the different ways forgiveness can positively affect our mental health.
Looking After Myself
Learn coping strategies to help you look after yourself, including self-soothing and mindfulness.
Managing My Mood
Explore the effects of different moods on our daily lives, what can impact on our moods, and how we can develop positive strategies to manage our moods.
Explore why we need physical and emotional boundaries in our lives, and how to set and maintain healthy personal boundaries.
Sleep, Health and Wellbeing
Explore types of sleep problem and their impact on our mental health, and learn techniques that can help to improve your sleep.
Develop a deeper understanding of your mental health with weekly support for 12 weeks in a safe, supportive environment with others who have been through similar experiences. Celebrate successes, receive support when things aren’t going so well, share experiences and learn from other people’s coping strategies.
Delivering support for people who currently access one of the Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) in Leeds.
For more information please click here.
Compassionate support for people bereaved by suicide across West Yorkshire and Craven. Please visit https://wyhsbs.org.uk/ for more information.
Peer led 1:1 and group work for individuals and families who have been bereaved by suicide at any time.
Please visit leedssbs.org.uk for more information.
The THRU project (Talk, Help, Relate, Understand) offers Peer Support for young people aged between 14 and 25. We have three weekly support groups and are working with the MindMate Support Team, CAMHS and education providers to provide peer support to a wide range of young people across the city.
Please watch this video about the team’s ‘outstanding contribution to 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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