Peer Group Network
The Peer Group Network is made up of groups run by and for people who experience mental health problems. We offer a safe and non-judgemental space where you can make friends, have fun and learn new skills.
We offer a wide range of groups face-to-face and online via Zoom. Unless otherwise stated to register for groups please email [email protected] or call 07708 845184 / 020 8948 7652.
Mind and Body Mindfulness
Monday, 10-11am on Zoom. Please register through Eventbrite here.
Crafty Minds Art Group
Wednesday, 1-2.30pm at The Vineyard Community Cafe.
Third Friday of month, 10.30am-12.30pm, different venue each month. Please see details of upcoming walks here.
First Thursday of month, 1-2pm, Richmond Library Annexe.
Chatty Minds – in-person, every fortnight
Join us for a cup of tea and an informal chat at our new in-person Chatty Minds peer group. Run by our friendly volunteers who have their own experiences of mental health problems, this is a group where you can talk about anything on your mind and get peer support from those who understand. Talking really can help, and we are here to listen and support.
Join us for the launch of this new group on Tuesday, 16th August, 3-4.30pm. Location: Hampton Road, TW2. Please register for exact location details.
Chatty Minds – online
Friday, 3.30-4.30pm on Zoom.
Peer Lunch Club
Come along to meet others, enjoy the food, and you are welcome to help with the dishes too!
Location: near Twickenham Green – location will be sent upon booking.
Lunch club dates:
Friday 12th August, 12-3pm
Friday 9th September, 12-3pm
Wednesday 5th October, 12-3pm
Wednesday 9th November, 12-3pm
Wednesday 7th December, 12-3pm
These groups are open to everyone.
We are also offering one-to-one befriending support over the phone – weekly for 6-8 weeks, 30 minutes each week. The calls will give you the chance to receive practical and emotional support from someone else who has lived experience of mental health issues.
For more information please contact us on 020 8948 7652 or by email: [email protected]
32 Hampton Road, Twickenham, TW2 5QB
020 8948 7652
Nearest train station: Strawberry Hill
Bus Route: 290, R70, 281, 267
Is the Peer Group Network for me?
Yes, if you are feeling isolated and/or have experienced mental health issues. Whether you have lived in the Borough of Richmond all your life or just moved in, whatever your cultural identity, gender, sexuality, or mental health background, if you are interested in joining a group or becoming a Peer Volunteer please get in touch.
What do I need to become a Peer Volunteer?
A lived experience of mental health issues is essential. Richmond Borough Mind will provide training and ongoing support that will help prepare you to run a group. Following your training there will be a graduation ceremony where you will receive a Peer Volunteer Certificate.
What kind of groups can I run?
The groups can be on any subject that would contribute to your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your peers. This could be having fun, making friends, moral support, sharing your culture, sharing a skill or learning a new one. The groups can take place anywhere for example a library, community centre or cafe’.
Peer Volunteers experience their own mental health issues and therefore are in a unique position to offer support to others in order to improve the quality of their lives.