New peer support group launching for Preston 18-30s facing depression

Posted on - 7th October, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Preston News, UCLan, University campus
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A new peer support group for young adults facing depression, anxiety or similar distress is launching in Preston.


The group, which is aimed at adults aged around 18 to 30, has been created by PeerTalk in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire.

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It’s designed to be a friendly, confidential space where young adults can talk and feel supported.

A spokesperson for PeerTalk Preston said: “We’re delighted to be offering this support in collaboration with UCLan, and we’re grateful to them for their encouragement in making this a reality for the mental wellbeing of young adults in Preston.

“We’ve had interest already shown by young adults who attend our other peer support groups in Preston. We know this will offer a valuable source of support to our younger adult community.”


Read more: There’s a ‘safe space’ in Preston for people living with depression

The first meeting will take place on Tuesday 8 October from 6.30pm to 8pm in UCLan’s Greenbank Building, Room GR170. The group will then meet each Tuesday evening during the university’s term times. It’s open to all young adults in Preston, as well as the UCLan community.

Free parking is available after 6pm in the Harrington car park.

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You can turn up to any session, but if you’d like to find out more first, you can call 07719 562617 or contact the team via Facebook.

Read more: How this new group is telling Preston’s men it’s okay not to be okay 

Read more: Be a ‘mental health mate’ and join these monthly walks in Preston

Have you attended a PeerTalk meeting? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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