Starting your own Support Group

Suffolk Mind Side by Side project - For Yourself, not by yourself. 

Peer Support is getting support from people who are equal to you – your peers.

In a peer group you are able to talk to other people who truly have first hand experience of similar situations. You may also identify with your peers according to shared interests, issues, life experiences or personal attributes.

Suffolk Mind has been funded by Mind and the Big Lottery to deliver support about peer activity as part of their aim that everyone should have access to good quality peer support wherever they live. 

We are supporting this aim by promoting best practice for groups and sharing experiences from our peers. 

Click here to download our guide 'Simple Steps to start your own support group'.

Side by Side Tool Kit Training

Suffolk Mind is offering free skills training for starting your own peer group. If you would like to find out more about the dynamics of groups, how to ensure best practice, learn about boundaries and useful communication skills, come along to one of our training courses.

To find out more about how you can get involved or for more information to help you get a group started please get in touch.


Tel: 0300 111 6000


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