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PeerTalk Support Groups

PeerTalk Support Group Meetings are modelled on and resemble those of the Irish Charity Aware. Watch Aware’s video (above) to see what a meeting is like, or click here to download it and watch offline.

 

PeerTalk Support Groups

Starting soon

There will be a new PeerTalk peer support group starting in Guildford later in the year.  We are currently recruiting volunteer facilitators for this.  

We also welcome applications for volunteers to facilitate a PeerTalk peer support group in Batley, Yorkshire

For more details around volunteering with us, see http://www.peertalk.org.uk/index.php/volunteer 

Watch this space...

 

 

In Settle:    

When?         Every Tuesday evening 

Where?        The Folly, Victoria Street, Settle, BD24 9EY 

What time?    7.30 - 9.00pm

For a poster, click here.

 

 

In Warrington:    NEW!!

When?         Every Monday evening  (starting from 16 October)

Where?        The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington,                                 WA1 1SR 

What time?    7.00 - 8.30pm

 For a poster, click here.

 

 

In Bradford:

When?         Every Thursday evening

Where?        Aldersgate Methodist Hall, Common Road, Low                            Moor, Bradford, BD12 0TW

What time?    7.30 - 9.00pm

For a poster, click here.

 

 

In Preston:

When?        Every Thursday evening

Where?       Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, Preston, PR1                    2NL

What time?    7.30 - 9.00pm

For a poster, click here.

 

Also in Preston:      

When?        Every Thursday morning 

Where?       The Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston,                   PR2 3YP

What time?    10.45am - 12.15pm

For a poster, click here.

 

  

In Newcastle-upon-Tyne 

When?       Every Thursday evening

Where?       Brunswick Methodist Centre, Brunswick Place,                              Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 7BJ

What time?  7.00 - 8.30pm

For a poster, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How long is the Support Group meeting?

The group usually lasts for an hour to an hour and a half and is then followed by tea and coffee.

 

Is there an age restriction?

 Yes, PeerTalk Support Groups are for people aged 18 and above.

 

Do I need to register for a Support Group?

No, you do not have to register in advance or make an appointment to attend a support group. Just turn up on the night. You will be most welcome.

 

How many people will be there?

On average there will usually be between five and ten people at each group, with a mixture of men and women.

 

Do I have to say anything when I get there?

Usually people are asked to introduce themselves to the group on a first name basis. After that, you don’t have to speak if you don‘t want to, you can sit back and listen. However, you can share if you wish.

 

Can someone come with me for support? 

It can be helpful when a family member or friend brings you to your local support group, if attending for the first time. However they are required to leave once the group begins.The group facilitators will be able to advise you as to what time the group finishes so that your friend or family member can return to meet you. Support meetings are usually 90 minutes long.

 

 

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