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Peer Support

Our Peer Support groups are ran by people who use their own experiences to help each other.

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About our Peer Support groups

Our peer support groups offer a safe place to share, understand and give mutual support to people who are struggling with their mental health.

The groups are run by peer volunteers who have experienced mental health difficulties themselves. All three of our peer groups have been planned and developed in a co-productive way, meaning that our peer volunteers have been involved in the whole process.

Peer support connects and provides a confidential place where people can listen to each other without judgement. Through sharing and understanding, we create better wellbeing, increased self-esteem and confidence.

We also offer one to one peer support if needed and can offer step by step support with accessing our groups for those who experience high levels of anxiety.

Being around people who have experienced mental health difficulties can give you a real sense of hope

When do the groups meet?

There are currently three Manchester Mind peer support groups:

Bridging Experience – Listen and Share

Wednesday 2-4pm, Zion Community Resource Centre

Give Help, Get Help

Thursday 11-1pm, Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre

Allrounders

Friday 10:30-12:30pm, Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre

How to join

If you are interested in joining one of our peer groups please arrange an appointment for an informal chat with our Peer Support Coordinator, Ulrike. Ulrike will provide more information about the groups; you can then register as a group member.

To arrange a chat

Call us on 0161 769 5732

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Peer support at Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre

We have two groups who meet weekly at Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre. The groups provide a supportive environment to listen and share. Often group members also arrange activities or trips, such as learning photography or going on walks.

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Aged 15 to 25?

If you are aged between 15 and 25 years old we run a mentoring service at our YASP project in Levenshulme. Mentoring helps you learn new things and to work towards goals in your life.