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Peer Support Group Work Programmes

What is Peer Support?

Peer support means people supporting each other on an equal basis, to offer something based on shared experiences. Everyone attending our groups and the facilitators have experience of being bereaved by suicide.

Peer support offers many benefits, for example, shared identity and acceptance, the value of helping others, developing and sharing coping strategies, emotional resilience and well-being, information and signposting, challenging stigma and discrimination. As well as a safe place to discuss your experience.

Mens Network

Our Men’s Network is run by a volunteer and is based on social support. Groups meet around an activity such as walking or just for a bite to eat. The group is lead by the group members and new activities can be arranged.

Open Peer Support Group

Our open group is an informal group and act as a first point of contact for the service. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Civic Hall in Leeds City Centre at 6pm running until 8pm. Although not compulsory we recommend getting in touch before attending for the first time.

You can find out more on our Events Page