Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Online Peer Support Groups

Peer Support Groups
One You South Gloucestershire

Peer support is where people meet and share their own experiences to help each other. It focuses on positive strengths, not weaknesses and works towards wellbeing.

Come and meet others, learn from each other and share what helps to improve and maintain good emotional wellbeing.

The group is facilitated by a wellbeing worker to ensure everyone always feels welcome and ensure that it's a safe space to talk.

Online sessions are approximately 1 hour and you are welcome to join or leave the session.

One You South Gloucestershire is for all adults over the age of 18 who are South Gloucestershire residents or registered with a GP practice in South Gloucestershire.

These sessions are run by Southern Brooks Community Partnerships on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council.

For more information about healthy lifestyles and wellbeing in South Gloucestershire please visit oneyou.southglos.gov.uk

Group rules

  • Respect each other
  • Give space to each other
  • No swearing at each other
  • If we are worried about anyone we will do what is needed to keep them safe
  • What is said online stays online
  • If you need to leave the chat, message someone in the chat, so we know you are OK.

What is probably different is that we need to ask everyone to have a private space when they join an Online Peer Support group meeting in the same way that we have a private space when we all meet face to face.

Tips for joining the group

Things that may help when joining online peer support.

  • If you have earphones with a microphone – use these as it is usually easier to hear others and we can hear you better.
  • If you are not speaking ‘mute’ your microphone.
  • You may find the connection better if you download the Android App or iOS App but you do not need to have the App to join in.
  • If you get stuck with any of the IT we have some volunteers who may be able to help - get in touch by emailing wellbeing@southernbrooks.org.uk