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Peer Support Groups

We facilitate peer support groups in Wales for people experiencing depression and anxiety. These groups offer support where peers support one another with the issues they are facing. You will be able to share experience with others who have similar issues in a friendly, relaxed and confidential setting. We have several groups across Wales and we also facilitate the development of new support groups on request.

Groups are limited to 12 people to encourage a relaxing and safe environment of mutual support.


The “Stepping stones to wellbeing” group is a Peer Support group for people affected by anxiety and/or depression in the Cardiff area.

The group is run by Gofal’s Peer Mentoring Service providing the additional opportunity for members to access one to one support towards training, volunteering or employment with a trained Peer Mentor.

Stepping stones to wellbeing poster 

Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan

Please see details below on the the two peer support groups in Barry.

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Rhondda Cynon Taf

Journeys supports peer support groups in Rhondda Cynon Taf in partnership with InterLink RCT. These are in Cymmer, Ferndale, Glyncoch, Llanharan, Maerdy, Penrhiwceiber and Ystrad. Please see our timetable for further information, and if you have any queries please contact Maria Abson at InterLink RCT on 01443 846200 or mabson@interlinkrct.org.uk

Merthyr Tydfil

We support a group run by InterLink RCT at Dowlais Library, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil on Mondays between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. For further information please contact Maria Abson at InterLink RCT on 01443 846200 or mabson@interlinkrct.org.uk

Another Dowlais (Merthyr) Peer Group meets every Tuesday between 10.30am and 12.30pm at Hope Church (next to the Red House). Please contact Maria Abson on 01443 846200 or email mabson@interlinkrct.org.uk if you're interested in attending.

Phoenix Friends Peer Support Group poster

Journeys is also running a Depression Busting course in Merthyr: Depression Busting Merthyr Poster


Shadows depression peer support group which is commencing Monday 16th January 2017 at Glanaman Community Centre, Glanaman, Ammanford between 6.30pm and 8.30pm each week. For further information please contact Louise on 07858 7709899.


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