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Service status: Please note the peer support groups are currently closed for referrals. However, information about new group projects aged 8-21 will be shared on the site soon.

Peer Support Group (13-16 and 16-21)4Y1A5523

We run weekly peer support groups for young people who are struggling with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. There are two groups, one for 13-16 year olds and one for 16-21 year olds.

The sessions are social and supportive, focused on discussing ways of feeling more positive and putting them into action.

When first entering a new group, you are encouraged to take small steps to becoming involved. It's always your choice whether you speak about a particular topic, or join in an activity, and we encourage you to take part at your own pace. If you're anxious about coming into a group for the first time, we'll speak with you beforehand to discuss what will help you to attend. 

Young people take leadership of the groups, deciding on important topics to discuss and the most comfortable way to lay out the sessions. You decide on and contact visitors to the group, previous examples including speakers discussing mental health and sleep, and body image. The group also collaborate to plan trips outside of York Mind, previously including laserquest and energi trampolining, which are then optional to attend. 

If you have any questions please email

Or call 01904 643364 option 2 for the Young People's Project. 


There is no cost for this service

To refer in, simply complete our referral form here (Or download the Word Version and send to the email address above). **Please state on your referral form that the service you are interested in is Young People's Peer Support.**

A parent or guardian, or any other supportive adult, may complete this form on your behalf with your permission. We aim to contact you in response to your referral within two weeks. 

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6th April 2019 - 27th October 2019, 12:00 at Kunsthuis Gallery

'Positive Emotions' by Kunsthuis Gallery

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