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Peer Support Groups

Peer Support Groups


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 workers are supervised by Patrick, who also co-ordinates all group work at Dial House. He can be contacted by calling or texting 07355091149 or by emailing 

All new visitors to group work must arrange a meeting with Patrick 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 Patrick.

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

BAME Women's Group - Sisterhood

Deaf Mental Health Group

Positive Changes

Unique Minds

LGBT+ Group

Trans/Non-Binary Support Group

Hearing Voices 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.

Thursday 11am–2pm | Facilitator: Davina and Orange

Peer support at Dial House. Improving our wellbeing and state of mind through small changes, supported by each other.

Thursday 3-5pm | Facilitator: Patrick

Men’s Support Group for men from culturally diverse communities. Based at Touchstone Support Centre.

Friday 11am–2pm | Facilitators: Orange and Lulu

Peer support group at Dial House for anyone from the LGBT+(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) 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: Lulu or 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

Every first Wednesday 12.00–3.00pm | Facilitator: Patrick

A support group for people who hears voices, or sees or senses things that others don’t. Runs from Dial House.