Enquire at Peer Support Plus is the name we use for our front desk, your official source of News about our activities. Enquire is staffed by part-time volunteers, mostly online.
Contact us at Peer Support Plus using the details on this page so Enquire can make sure your message quickly reaches the appropriate volunteer.
If you can, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you may prefer to complete the Contact Form below.
You can call us at 07434 614 829 at any time but you may be asked to leave a voicemail message. If that happens, please mention a telephone number one of our volunteers can call to speak with you. We promise to try and return your call before the end of the next working day.
We don’t have a walk-in office that you can visit to meet one of our volunteers in person. You can write to Peer Support Plus CIO c/o 1 Elmete Close, Leeds LS8 2LD, the charity’s Registered Address for correspondence.
Our thanks to
We are local charity serving only the Leeds Metropolitan District, so our Logo nods at the three owls featured on the City of Leeds Coat of Arms (below).
We are immensely grateful to talented Graphic Designer and Illustrator Scarlett Shearwood for gifting us her original art work.
You can view more of Scarlett’s work and contact her at http://scarlettshearwood.co.uk/
To establish and launch Peer Support Plus our volunteers have faced real challenges and developed many new skills.
Andrew Jones of Wakefield GoWeb kindly and generously donated his time, skill, experience and much patience to train our volunteer in WordPress and help him develop this website so that we are self-sufficient. Find Andrew at https://wakefieldgoweb.co.uk/
At Peer Support Plus we learn to own our achievements and mistakes, so if you find any errors or see opportunities to improve our website please email email@example.com
WordPress Hosting and Email
Free charity webhosting for life has been donated by LCN.com. https://www.lcn.com/web-hosting/charity
This means we only have to pay the annual Domain Registration fee; and an annual fee for SSL website security https://www.peersupportplus.org/
Mental Health Services
Leeds Adult Social Care
Provides us with a room at their Lovell Park Mental Health Hub where our weekly face-to-face Support Group meets https://www.leeds.gov.uk/adult-social-care/mental-health-services.
100% Digital Leeds
“Making Leeds the most digitally inclusive city for everyone.”
They trained and supported us several of our Volunteers to become Digital Champions, then helped us reach out to and engage with people who were digitally excluded. https://leedsdigitalinclusion.wordpress.com
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
Is an ‘Integrated Care System’ working in partnership with NHS organisations, councils, Healthwatch, charities and the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector, to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Leeds and five other local places. https://wyhpartnership.co.uk
In December 2020 they awarded Peer Support Plus a £5,000 Grant from the Targeted Prevention Fund which was paid in April 2021. The fund aimed to support those who have been especially disadvantaged during the Covid pandemic. The Grant enabled us to double our Peer Support Group capacity during 2021/22, engaging by Zoom with adults who could not for a variety of reasons attend an in-person Peer Support Group; and reaching out to those who are digitally excluded by loaning them 4G internet-connected tablets.
Leeds Mind and national Mind
After March 2020 Leeds Mind offered only time-limited (three months or less) membership of a Peer Support Group.
With support from Leeds Mind, in April 2020 the national Mind federation awarded us a Grant of £310 from their Side-by-Side fund. This helped us establish Peer Support Plus to continue offering open-ended Peer Support Groups for adults in Leeds.