Struggling with life or your mental health?
Feel like nobody understands?
Want to learn ways to manage the stresses in your life?
Our peer-led skills and support groups might help. We understand because we’ve been there.
We are pleased to offer groups both in-person and online. Please see below for our current programme of courses, workshops and groups.
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 (Leeds Mind reception) or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places are limited so booking is essential.
Feedback on our groups 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 Introduction to Peer Support is an opportunity to find out how peer support 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 (Leeds Mind reception) or emailing email@example.com.
Before attending, please take a few minutes to download and read the following documents:
This course has been designed with and for LGBTQIA+ people for whom identity has an impact. If you are unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please get in touch.
This relatively 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. Five sessions including Introduction to Peer Support.
–Thursdays, 2pm-4pm from 18th January ’24 to 15th February ’24 online on Zoom–
To book your place please fill in this short form
Come and join the young people’s peer support service and find out more about how our group workshops run. In this session, we will learn how to combat the effects of the winter months on our mental health.
Reflecting on our triggers and identifying what be aspects of this season can be most challenging for us. Finally coming together to share and build coping strategies that will help us at this time of year.
Please complete this short form to book on to the workshop.
Thursday 5:00pm to 7:00pm at St Georges Center (Leeds City Centre) on 07/12/23
In this session, we will learn how to combat the effects of the winter months on our mental health.
Reflecting on our triggers and identifying what aspects of this season can be most challenging for us. Finally coming together to share and build coping strategies that will help us at this time of year.
Thursday 6:00pm to 8:00pm online on Zoom on 14/12/23
This workshop, facilitated by our Culturally Diverse Minds team is aimed at South Asian women* (aged 16-25) who feel that they are isolated due to their mental health. During the workshop you will meet and share with like minded women, discussing:
Wednesday 5.30pm to 8:00pm in Harehills (venue to be confirmed) on 24/01/24
*anyone who identifies as a woman (including non-binary, trans and gender fluid people) who would benefit from a women-only space
In future, we will be looking to offer a range of courses and workshops covering different content. This will include topics such as: assertiveness, mindfulness, self-compassion, isolation, confidence, resilience, panic, guilt, wellbeing, forgiveness and boundaries. If you’re interested in attending, please keep an eye on this part of the website or alternatively please contact us and ask to be added to our bulk emailing list where we will notify you of any new workshops and courses released.
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.
Sharing your experiences can help you to feel more at ease with the voices or unusual experiences you have. Everybody has different beliefs about what their voices or experiences are and where they come from.
Some people believe that they are a symptom of their mental health, some people believe that they are the voices of spirits or gods; some people believe they are caused by trauma in their life. Whatever your beliefs, accepting your voices and experiences can be the first step in coping with them. We make no claims about what voices are or are not and we offer a space where everybody is respectful of each other’s beliefs.
In this group, lived experience is valued and people can share and explore their own experiences, and develop personal coping strategies in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
A previous group member said – “Makes me feel like I’m not so alone with my illness, having someone to talk to about similar things that are happening. Helps me understand things better when I hear about other people’s illness”.
Fridays, 1:00pm-2:30pm at Touchstone (Haslewood Drive, LS9) from 10/11/23 to 23/02/24
This group is open to anyone aged 18+ and offers the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of your mental health with weekly support, for 12 weeks in a safe, supportive environment with others who have a similar experience.
Share such experiences, learn from other people’s coping strategies, receive support from them and Celebrate successes.
Be reminded that you are not alone.
Mondays, 6:00pm-8:00pm on Zoom from 19/02/24 to 20/05/24 (including 2 public holiday breaks)
This group is open to any Women* aged 18+ and offers the opportunity t0 develop a deeper understanding of your mental health with weekly support, for 12 weeks in a safe, supportive environment with others who have a similar experience.
Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm on Zoom from 16/01/24 to 02/04/24
*anyone who identifies as a woman (including non-binary, trans and gender fluid people) who would benefit from a women-only space.
To join any of our support groups, or if you have any questions about them, please call us on 0113 305 5800 (Leeds Mind reception), email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can book your place by filling in this short form
The THRU project (Talk, Help, Relate, Understand) offers Peer Support for young people aged between 14 and 25.
Delivering Peer Support within NHS Rehabilitation & Recovery services. Delivered in partnership with Community Links and Touchstone.
For more information please visit the Leeds and York NHS Foundation Trust website or contact the Peer Support team.
Support for young people, aged 16 to 25, from culturally diverse communities who feel that their mental health could be affected by experiences relating to their ethnic background (this could be due to identity, place, discrimination or racism).
Compassionate support for anyone affected by suicide across Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Kirklees and Wakefield. Please visit www.leedsmind.org.uk/suicide-bereavement-services for more information.
Delivering support for people who currently access one of the Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) in Leeds.
For more information please click here.
Support for young people aged 10* to 25 who have had very difficult, frightening or upsetting experiences or trauma.
*from school year 6
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