THRU Peer Support

“I feel like I fit in somewhere for the first time”


What is THRU?

The THRU Peer Support project (Talk, Help, Relate, Understand), led by Leeds Mind, offers peer support group work for young people aged between 14 and 25 for 6 months and up to a year.Before joining the group, you will need to attend a short group introduction session that will usually run on a weekday afternoon in Leeds City Center with a THRU worker and other prospective group members.

It’s a space to meet with other young people to share how you’re feeling and to develop new ways of managing your mental health. Together we work on things like managing stress, confidence building and self esteem.

The group gives you an opportunity to:

  • Meet others and have fun with those who have similar experiences
  • Share your experiences in a safe and supportive space
  • Develop skills to help manage your mental health and well-being
  • Be supported by facilitators and volunteers who have experienced mental health difficulties

Where and when does THRU take place?

Our THRU Groups currently meet every Monday and Thursday evening, 4:30pm- 6:30pm, at The Market Place in Leeds City Centre. Please note that during COVID lockdown the weekly sessions are taking place online.

Joining THRU

If you’re interested in joining the group or would like any more information, please contact and self-refer to Leeds Mind Peer Support on peersupport@leedsmind.org.uk or call 0113 305 5800, or visit their website.

Find out more on our YouTube video below

The Market Place

The Market Place in Leeds city centre is open Tues to Sat. The centre is free, confidential and open to anyone aged 13-25 years old.

The Market Place

Leeds Mind

Leeds Mind help people who are struggling with mental health issues. They can help in lots of very practical ways as well as offering emotional support.

Leeds Mind

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THRU poster