Our peer support groups offer a safe place to meet with others who have had similar experiences.
What are the benefits of peer support groups?
- Mutual support in a non-judgemental setting, where confidentiality is respected.
- An opportunity to talk with other people who have ‘been there’, and willing to share their lived experiences of mental health difficulties.
- An opportunity to give as well as receive emotional support.
- Swapping experiences and learning new ways to manage and deal with problems.
- Gaining inspiration from others and learning from their recovery journeys.
- Sharing information about mental health issues and local provision.
- Taking a more active role in health, wellbeing and recovery.
- Reduction in social isolation.
- An increase in social opportunities/social circle.
- Developing new skills.
- A sense of being more in control of one’s own recovery.
- Increased self-esteem and self-confidence
Building Bridges – Anxiety & Depression Self Help Group
Building Bridges are peer support groups primarily for people experiencing anxiety and depression.
At the group you can talk about some of the difficulties you have faced and support each another to find new ways to manage.
The group meets on a Monday evening from 7.00 – 9.00 pm. in the Dudley area.
You would be welcome to join us if you are finding your anxiety and/or depression difficult to manage.
Support Base – mental health support
Support Base offers 1-2-1 support in the Smethwick area of Sandwell.
Staff are available each week between 11.00am and 13.00pm to support anyone who feels their mental health is impacting on their daily life. No diagnosis is necessary to attend. Ring our main office for more information.
Female Trauma Group
This confidential group meets weekly from 6.00 – 8.00pm and is specifically for females who have experienced trauma in their lives.
This may have been as a child or adult.
Trauma can be experienced in many different forms.
If you feel you could benefit from attending this group give us a call to discuss further.