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How sharing my experience with others has helped my anxiety

Zara talks about her experience of peer support and connecting with people who had similar experiences.

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Zara | comments

Categories: Peer support

The parent trap – and how I got out of it

Laura, blogs about how attending a parent peer support group has helped turn her life around.

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018

Categories: Peer support

Peer support that empowers women

Rabia’s feelings of loneliness inspired her and a friend to start their own award-winning women’s group.

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 by Rabia | comments

Categories: Peer support

Peer support transformed my life

Nikki blogs about how starting a peer support group gave her confidence and an amazing group of friends.

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by Nikki | comments

Categories: Peer support

My experience of peer support in a rural area

Zoe was scared to seek help but ended up using her experiences to help support others.

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Zoe C | comments

Categories: Peer support

How a chance conversation changed everything

Read how opening up to a stranger set Victoria on a path to getting the support she needed.

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | comments

Categories: Peer support

Finding a place to fit in

Sue blogs about finding a place to fit in at her local peer support group.

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | comments

Categories: Peer support

Joining a support group

Jim blogs about joining his local support group.

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | comments

Categories: Peer support

Life after forced marriage

Sadia uses her experiences so that other women don't have to feel as alone as she did.

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | comments

Categories: Peer support

Why I'm running for Elefriends

Matthew shares why he's running the Bristol half marathon to raise awareness of Elefriends.

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016 | comments

Categories: Peer support | Exercise

Sharing experiences with others

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 by Rajvi | comments

Categories: Peer support

Online support groups helped me when no one else was there for me

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 by Craig | comments

Categories: Peer support | Loneliness

Helping at a support group

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 | comments

Categories: Peer support

Elefriends to 5K

Helen caught the running bug, but a change of meds tripped her up. Then she found inspiration from Elefriends.

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 | comments

Categories: Exercise | Peer support

When I found Elefriends, I finally found the support I needed

Scottishangel blogs about her journey toward finding Elefriends and the support it gives.

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | comments

Categories: Big give | Peer support

Elefriends: my healing family

Angelo blogs about the different ways in which Elefriends has supported her.

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2013 | comments

Categories: Big give | Peer support

Elefriends: a day in the life of an Ele handler

We're raising money with the Big Give for Elefriends. An Ele handler blogs about a day in their life.

Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | comments

Categories: Big give | Peer support

The elephant who sounds like Stephen Fry

John blogs about discovering elefriends.

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Big give | Peer support

Somewhere I could be heard

When Sam was finding it hard to cope, he found help in Elefriends, our supportive online community.

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 | comments

Categories: Peer support

Building the Elephant's new home

Tracey blogs about our new online community where you can listen, share and be heard.

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | comments

Categories: Peer support

New horizons: my experience of peer support

Matthew blogs about his experience of peer support.

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | comments

Categories: Peer support

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