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

Here's a list of when and where all of our groups meet:

You can read about how the groups work if you keep scrolling down too.




When?          Every Wednesday afternoon

Where?        The Community Room, All Saints Church,                                                 Stocks Lane, Batley, WF17 5ED                                            

What time?     1.30 - 3.00pm

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When?             Every Thursday evening

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

What time?       7.30 - 9.00pm

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When?           Every Wednesday evening

Where?         The Spike Community Centre (next to St Luke's                                        Surgery and St Luke's Square), Warren Road,                                            Guildford,  GU1 3JH

What time?     7.30 - 9.00pm

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Whitley Bay

When?       Every Wednesday evening

Where?       Whitley Bay Big Local, 305 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay,                       NE26 2HU

What time?  7.00 - 8.30pm

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When?         Every Thursday evening

Where?       Whickham Library, 9 St Mary's Green, Whickham,                                 Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE16 4DN

What time?  7.00 - 8.30pm

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When?        Every Thursday morning 

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

What time?    10.45am - 12.15pm

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When?        Every Thursday evening              Please note - there will not be a meeting on Thursday 29 March at Central Methodist as there is a service on in the church at that time. Meetings will resume, as normal, the week after.

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

What time?    7.30 - 9.00pm

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When?         Every Tuesday evening 

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

What time?    7.30 - 9.00pm

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When?         Every Monday evening 

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

What time?    7.00 - 8.30pm

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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.


There is a leaflet which we offer to people when they come along to the meeting for the first time, containing information about how it all works.  You can download it here.



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