Side by Side

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Side by Side

A peer support group for women aged 18 – 25 who have lived experience of mental health issues.  This group is a safe place for women to support each other around enhancing their wellbeing.  It’s a place to air their worries about mental health, boost their confidence and positive self-esteem and to share their stories and experiences.


Fridays 12pm – 1.30pm at Getaway Girls. Creche available.
Contact Paulette if you would like some more information, or to attend the group:, or call 0113 240 5894
Download the Side by Side flyer below. 

Recent News

The group have recently been working with Paulette from Lifeforce Productions in creative writing workshops at Getaway Girls and have produced a beautiful collection of their writing, entitled ‘Our Truth’. Click here to download a copy of this beautiful collection of writing.

There are limited numbers of hard copies of this lovely booklet available, please call Flavia on 0113 240 5894 if you would like one.

The group have participated in lots of different activities and projects over the last few months, including:

  • Peer Support training
  • Creative writing workshops and production of a collection of their writing
  • Attending a residential at Northern College re Positive Thinking
  • Pamper sessions
  • Yoga/ Mindfulness sessions

Professionals, click here to download a Referral Form.

I have really enjoyed being part of the side by side project, the youth work course was a great starting point, giving me the tools to understand how a peer support group needs to run. The resulting group I have found to be really supportive, we have managed to create a safe place where I have felt able to share a lot about my mental health, and been inspired by the stories of others