Helping people in dark times find the light switch

Mental Health Peer Support

Online Peer Support Groups Via Zoom & Skype

Coronavirus update

Until further notice, due to COVID-19 guidelines, face-to-face meetings are suspended.

Access mental health support from any smart device. All you need is a microphone and to sign up for the free apps. Biweekly sessions with likeminded people. Contact us via social media, whatsapp, skype, zoom, email or phone for more information.

Mental health peer support and online resources

Lighter Minds is a non-profit association founded in April 2019. We aim to provide safer spaces for mental health sufferers and advocates to join together.

Our focus is on uniting people across the spectrum of conditions and symptoms, regardless of diagnoses. We tackle common struggles such as stress, anger, anxiety and depression.

What does Lighter Minds do?

Self Help Peer Support Groups run by sufferers for sufferers which promotes the use of creative writing and expressive arts for therapeutic purposes.

Who can attend the support groups?

Everybody is welcome to join, sufferers and carers, regardless of diagnoses or symptoms. Please contact us for more details on groups in your area or help to set up your own!

Where are the support groups?

We have mental health peer support in different locations. Currently, Lighter Minds runs in Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire and Tameside in Greater Manchester.

When are the support groups?

Sessions occur every two weeks. Different locations have different days, so check out our contact us page for more information

Milton Keynes

Every two weeks on Monday, at 7.00PM.


Every two weeks on Friday, at 7.00PM.


Find us on social media, use our resources in the self help section or contact us.

Why was Lighter Minds founded?

Two best friends collaborated to launch regular sessions in their hometown of Milton Keynes. To share their experiences with likeminded people, they created a new platform for peer support in their community. Through raising awareness, funds and access to treatment for mental health they have now expanded the association.

Self-care is an overused buzz word. What does it mean? Self-care is different for every individual. It involves maintaining your physical health, hygiene standards, living environment, taking care of your responsibilities and participating in things that bring you joy.


Contact your GP with problems surrounding your mental or physical health

Write a safety plan for times of overwhelming emotions

Keep a mood diary to track your moods and triggers

Make little ‘life tweaks’, not major transformations, to see bigger differences

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