Counselling and group work for depression, stress and anxiety in Sussex

As You Are COVID-19 Peer support groups

The AYA Peer Support Service is open to adults from Adur and across Sussex who would have experienced hardship due to COVID-19.

The aim of the groups is to provide support strategies that can help improve mental health wellbeing and reduce isolation and loneliness.

What the groups will offer:
· A welcoming environment where you can feel safe to share and discuss your experiences of COVID, lockdown and mental health wellbeing.
· Small closed groups run for 6 weeks and offer strategies to help improve mental health, reduce anxiety, improve emotional resilience, anger management and reduce feelings of isolation.
· 6 weekly sessions of up to 8 participants provide an opportunity for those impacted by COVID to meet with others to share experiences and coping strategies. Groups are free to attend and will be held online via zoom.

Who can attend the meetings?
Anyone in our local community is welcome to attend. The whole world has been impacted by COVID-19 and these groups provide space to talk about your own individual experience of the pandemic.

What happens at the meetings?
The Peer Support Groups are led by those who attend, and therefore we are open to new ideas. Groups are confidential and free to attend.

As well as a space to talk about your own experience of COVID-19 our facilitators will present useful strategies to help improve your mental health wellbeing. Groups are facilitated by an experienced and qualified professional counsellor.

For more information call As You Are on; 07392 612771
or email;

Bereavement Groups

As You Are Bereavement groups are open to anyone in our local community who have lost someone to Covid-19. Groups provide a safe and supportive space where you can meet others to talk about loss. Our experienced facilitators will lead a range of activities that can help process the very personal experience of grieving.

Groups provide space for each member to share his or her feelings of grief while learning about the grieving process. Sharing the experience of loss can help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.

What can you expect from the groups?

• Groups run for 6 weekly sessions, each session will be led by an experienced therapist
• Share your experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
• Have a chance to meet with others in a similar situation.
• Learn more about what to expect from your grief.
• Work together to find new ways to express and understand your own unique grief response.

For more information call; 07392 612771
or email: