Side by Side Cymru

Mind Aberystwyth is proud to present a short Side by Side Cymru video featuring some of our peer support participants. Many thanks to everyone who contributed. See below for further information on Side by Side Cymru.


For many of us attending arts and craft, sport or self-help groups can make a big difference to our lives – even something as simple as a regular coffee morning can be a real lifeline.

Groups can be great for linking up with people who’ve had similar experiences to our own – and this can really boost our mental health. We call this peer support.

If you’re part of an organisation or community group that offers peer support – or are thinking about starting a group – we can help you get started.

Thanks to support from Wales Government and Mind Cymru, we’re running a series of free training and networking sessions, and one to one coaching, where you can see how others have successfully run groups. You’ll also be able to find support from others in your area.


Who can take part?

  • Anyone involved in running a community group where peer support takes place.
  • Anyone who is interested in setting up a peer support group.
  • Organisations who want to support people to run a peer support group.
  • Your organisation or group must be in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire or Carmarthenshire.

Where is it?

Our sessions take place in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire and online.

How to book your place

In order to get involved please click HERE to download a membership form.

Please return completed forms to:


Learn about practical activities and ideas about how to make sure groups run smoothly, as well as how to deal with problems when they occur.


A great chance to meet new people and share experiences of peer support. Each event will cover different topics and feature guest speakers

Peer Support Coaching

Our Peer Support Project Worker provides one to one coaching in how to facilitate and improve peer support in your community group.  A free service tailored to your specific wants and needs.  Over the telephone, online or in a cafe convenient to you.

About the project

Side by Side Cymru is a joint project between Mind Cymru and local Minds in Wales to help people to feel confident in delivering high quality peer support. It’s supported by Welsh Government and runs until the end of December 2020.