We are delighted to welcome Peer Talk and Zarach, two of our newest members to join Volition and Forum Central. Here’s a bit more about them:

Peer Talk

PeerTalk is a registered charity with 16 established peer support groups in England, providing support to adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and related distress. Our meetings offer a safe, non-judgemental and respectful forum for sharing and listening, providing encouragement and, (more importantly), hope to attendees.

Within Leeds, we currently have one support group, based at the Leeds Beckett University Headingley Campus (Acre Room, James Graham Building, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QT). This group takes place weekly, on a Tuesday evening, between 6.30-8pm. More information can be found on our website: https://www.peertalk.org.uk/support-groups


Zarach are committed to helping children and families who are living in poverty crisis. They are active in schools and in the community. They see the problems that poverty causes every day and understand that more should be done to help and Zarach have the skills, passion and drive to make an immediate and real difference.

Set up by Bex Wilson in 2018 the charity has experienced significant growth. As well as taking the National Sleep Strategy to Parliament in 2022 they run several successful campaigns including the Winter Warmers and Four Ways to Fight campaigns, hold weekly food clubs and their Thrive programme which supports families who were just surviving to thriving!

To find out more, visit: https://zarach.org/