Leeds Mind

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.

Online Peer Support now available! Please see the ‘Online peer support’ tab at the top of the page for up to date information about our online workshops, courses and support groups.

To book onto any of the sessions listed below please call us on:0113 305 5800 or email us: [email protected] Places are limited so booking is essential.

Feedback on our online groups so far includes:

  • “Although we are apart we can still support each other and are together online”
  • “It’s easy to get stuck inside your own head in isolation so good to get input from others and get ideas and reminders about how to look after our wellbeing.”
  • “It is possible to connect and get support online and I can meet new people online and face anxiety and it’s ok. It’s not as bad as I think it will be.”
  • “I have learned how to look after myself when shielding from Covid-19. I have enjoyed being around others and learned from their experience.”
  • “An awkward new format was made less awkward by great facilitating.”

Our face-to-face programme is currently on hold. Please revisit this page for updates

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.

Contact Peer Support

Developing peer support in the community

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 in this Side by Side Peer Support document. 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!

Download seed funding application form

Projects and Partnerships

Horizons

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 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.

West Yorkshire & Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service

Compassionate support for people bereaved by suicide across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. Please visit https://wyhsbs.org.uk/ for more information.

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 leedssbs.org.uk for more information.

THRU - A Leeds Mind Service

THRU

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. There’s also a video you can watch about the team’s ‘outstanding contribution to peer support’.

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.