Our peer support groups offer a safe place to meet with others who have had similar experiences.


Each group runs slightly differently, as decided by the group members. Some groups prefer just to chat whilst others like to plan activities or discuss particular topics but all groups agree ground rules about how they want their group to be for example, keeping personal information private. All groups extend a warm welcome to new members and you can expect them to be non-judgmental because they have had similar experiences. We recognise that everybody’s needs and situations are different so we like to speak to you before you join one of the groups to check it’s what you are looking for and to give you the chance to ask any questions you might have.

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 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 in more control of one’s own recovery.
  • Increased self-esteem and self-confidence

Deaf Support Group


Talk group is for 'talking and listening'

A safe place to share and meet people, and speak your mind. An interpreter will be present.

The group meet virtually every Tuesday evening 6:00pm – 8:00pm Via Zoom

Prior to attending you will need to speak to a member of staff at Dudley Mind. You can make an enquiry using the button below or by calling sandra on 01384 685061.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Zoom Online Support Group


During the lock down our groups were unable to meet in person and some of our group members are still unable to due to COVID-19 restrictions still in place.

As a result we have now started a friendly and welcoming online support group using Zoom so people can meet online from the safety of thie own homes.

The group meet virtually every Thursday evening 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Via Zoom

Prior to attending you will need to speak to a member of staff at Dudley Mind. You can make an enquiry using the button below or by calling 01384 442938.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Bipolar support Group


We are an approachable and understanding group of people, all of whom have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Through our discussions we share experiences and benefit through belonging to a group and not feeling isolated.

We meet every 2nd Wednesday of each month 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Via Zoom

Prior to attending you will need to speak to a member of staff at Dudley Mind. You can make an enquiry using the button below or by calling 01384 442938.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Building Bridges – Anxiety & Depression Self Help Group


Building Bridges is a peer support group for anxiety and depression.

At the group we can talk about some of the struggles we have faced and help one another to find new ways to manage.

We meet weekly on a Monday evening from 7pm – 9pm in Dudley and you would be welcome to join us if you are finding your anxiety and/or depression difficult to manage.

Prior to attending you will need to speak to a member of staff at Dudley Mind. You can make an enquiry using the button below or by calling 01384 442938.

Building Bridges

New Connections – Anxiety & Depression support group


New Connections is a new peer support group for people affected by anxiety and depression, where you can come and share experiences in a safe, non-judgemental setting with other who understand.

The group meet every week in person on a Wednesday mornings 11:00am – 1:00pm in Stourbridge.

Prior to attending you will need to speak to a member of staff at Dudley Mind. You can make an enquiry using the button below or by calling 01384 442938.

Building Bridges

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Contact Us

The Mind Hub

Bushey Fields Hospital

Bushey Fields Road

Dudley

DY1 2LZ

01384 685060

enquiries@dudleymind.org.uk