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Peer Support Groups

Peer Support Groups

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Group work is an integral part of the support structures available from Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service.

At the Dial House crisis service, valuable peer support happens between visitors.  The idea of the daytime groups was to bring people together to share their expertise and experience in coping with crisis. This idea came from visitors themselves and they have been supported to develop their skills to the point where they now plan and facilitate the groups, with only minimal support from a group support worker. Group work is overseen by Simon Richardson who can be contacted by email simon.richardson@lslcs.org.uk  

All new visitors to group work must arrange a meeting with Simon or a group support worker before they can attend groups – please don’t just turn up if you’ve never been before. We have this procedure to keep our group members and staff safe and to ensure our groups are of maximum benefit to all who attend. We can provide a package of training around supporting people who hear voices and see things that other people can’t see. Our training package was developed and will be delivered by people with lived experience of hearing voices and seeing things that others do not. For more information please contact Simon.

For details and times of our group work, please see below:

Sisterhood - Support group for women from culturally diverse communities

Deaf Mental Health Group

LGBTQ+ Group

Trans/Non-Binary Support Group

Monday 1.30–4.30pm | Facilitators: Shayam and Amareen

Women’s Support Group for women from culturally diverse communities. Based at the Touchstone Support Centre and the last Monday of the month online.

2nd and 4th Wednesday 12–3pm | Facilitators: Zara, Helen & Sue

A peer support group for Deaf people, offering a safe, supportive space to discuss issues and build positive relationships, facilitated by Deaf Staff. Based at Dial House or the church next door.

Friday 11am–2pm | Facilitators: Orange

Peer support group at Dial House for anyone from the LGBTQ+ community who is dealing with mental health difficulties and struggling to find support or feel listened to and understood.

Every third Monday 2:30–5:30pm | Facilitators: Orange (LSLCS) & Sophie (Gender Outreach)

This is a support group for people who are trans or non-binary and facing the difficulties and issues associated with this experience. Based at Mesmac, 22-23 Blayds Yard, LS1 4AD