What is Peer Support?
As we are no longer able to hold groups inside, we are running online anxiety and depression groups on Zoom. Further information and bookings can be accessed at: https://www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/onlinegroups
We have also created an online Peer Support group on Facebook, which can be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfhelppeersupport.
Peer Support is built on shared personal experience and empathy, focusing on your strengths not weaknesses with the goal of achieving wellbeing and recovery.
It may be social, emotional or practical support but, importantly, Peer Support is mutually offered and reciprocal, allowing you to benefit from the support whether you are giving or receiving it.
Peer Support Drop-in Groups
Groups in the community are the foundation of our work. Our first self-help group started in the Zion Centre in 1995 and is still operating today! We now have 9 drop-in groups running across Greater Manchester alongside various workshops and courses which are tailored to a variety of mental health needs and aspirations.
Drop-in groups provide people who are experiencing challenges around common mental health conditions with the opportunity to meet and talk in a mutually supportive and safe space. Each group offers peer support, information and a welcoming environment where you can share your experiences, coping strategies and support each other to find solutions to your challenges.