Waiting Room Group news article

Waiting Room Group

12 April 2024

What is this group?

A peer support group accessible whilst waiting for support.

Who is it for?

The Waiting Room is open for young people who are currently waiting for support with 42nd Street. It may be suitable if you have experience of:

  • Difficulties forming or maintaining relationships.
  • Difficulties around regulation of emotions.
  • Thoughts to end life or self harm.
  • Feelings of emptiness, loneliness, or disconnect from the world around.
  • Problems around impulsive behaviour.

When does it take place?

Fridays 1 – 3pm at the 42nd Street building for 16 weeks.

What does the group do?

The group offers a therapeutic space to discuss real difficulties in your life and build connections with others where you can feel heard.

It's based in 'relational peer-to-peer therapy', meaning that you'll have the opportunity to connect with others in similar (but different situations) in a space that's facilitated by our Lived-Experience Practitioners.

How do I join?


An environment for participants to feel free to share their thoughts and experiences with others who may relate to them.

Spend time in nature, meet others and have space away from the day to day stresses.

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Do you identify as LGBTQ+? Are you questioning or exploring your sexuality or gender identity?

Do you want to join in with groups, opportunities and get information on all things LGBTQ+ in and around 42nd Street and Greater Manchester?

A peer support group with social, therapeutic and creative elements for young women aged 18-25. 

A space for LGBTQ+ young people to connect, share, have fun whilst improving mood and wellbeing

A peer support group for Care Leavers aged 16-25 with a focus on completing research into how mental health services could be improved.

A space for young people aged 13-25 to get together and explore different ways of expressing themselves, through movement.

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