Peer Support Groups

Some people find it therapeutic to speak openly about their mental health difficulties and feel understood Our groups are an opportunity to meet others in similar situations, share experiences and coping strategies.Our groups take place in a supportive and safe environment. Many people share their experiences and coping strategies so the groups can offer emotional comfort, moral support and learnings. Some of our groups also include well-being activities such as arts and crafts to get involved in.

* Please note, these groups are not suitable for people who are in crisis. Services such as your local Safe Haven may be more appropriate.

Anxiety & Depression Groups

People often find it therapeutic to speak openly about their depression/anxiety and feel understood. At these groups, we share wellbeing strategies, coping techniques and explore a variety of topics to support you in your recovery.

Click here to find out how to join.

Tuesday Anxiety and Depression Support group

Session will alternate online / in person on Tuesday evenings (as dates outlined below).

Zoom. 6pm -7:30pm. Registration required before attending.

In Person. 6:30pm -8:00pm. Maybury centre Meeting room (12). Refreshments and new registrations from 6:15pm.

  • Overview of sessions in September :
    • 31st August                        6:30pm – 8:00pm          Maybury Centre
    • *Mindfulness meditation will start this session just join and give it a go.Peer support discussion will follow.
    • 7th September                   6:00pm – 7:30pm          Zoom
    • 14th September                  6:30pm – 8:00pm          Maybury Centre.
    • 21st September                  6:00 – 7:30pm              Zoom
    • 28th September                 6:30pm – 8:00 pm          Maybury Centre              

The Maybury Centre is on Broad School Road GU21 5HD, around the corner of Woking Mind head office at Corner House.

  • Free Parking (3 hours) governed by SMART parking. Important enter your car registration number on a tablet at reception.
  • The meeting room : Turn left as you come in the main entrance, then right and you will find the meeting room (12) on the LHS next to the kitchen.

There will be a volunteer and also the caretaker reception who will direct you.

  • Refreshments will be available from 6:15 pm before we start promptly at 6:30 pm. Feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
  • Hand sanitizers will be available. Observe hands / space / face as we move around and be sensitive to each other’s thresholds of comfort.
  • 31st August session we will we offer mindfulness meditation at the start of this session until 7:15pm. Followed by peer support discussion. People can leave or join at the changeover if they wish.

“I can talk about my illness without a constant feeling of shame hanging over me.”

Managing Complex Emotions Group

Emotions or feelings develop as a result of your circumstances, moods or relationships. Whilst they are part of everyday life, if you experience these emotions very intensely, they can result in behaviour that can cause you further distress and sometimes others around you. This support group is for those experiencing moderate to complex mental health conditions. We share coping techniques and self help strategies to help manage your condition so you can lead a more fulfilling life.

Click here to find out how to join.

“I can’t resolve my problems but i’ve learnt to manage my emotions to feel better.”

Young Persons Group

It can help to talk to other people, who are of a similar age to you, about how you’re feeling. This group is especially for young people aged between 18 and 25 years to discuss experiences and coping techniques with a range of activities to boost wellbeing.

Click here to find out how to join.

“I have learnt to open up more, be honest and ask for help when I need it.”

Parents Wellbeing Group

It can be really difficult to talk openly about how you’re feeling when you become a new parent. You might feel pressure to be happy and excited but worried you’re a bad parent if you admit how you’re feeling.Our groups help people understand the signs and symptoms of post-natal depression, explore self-help and treatment options as well as support to seek wider help from family, friends and others in the community.

Click here to find out how to join.

The coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on mental health

Help us be there for those who are struggling to cope during this critical time