Peer Support Groups

Current Peer Support Offerings

Yarrow Collective currently runs peer support groups in Larimer County and online!

See our Calendar page for a listing of our current offerings.

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Alternatives to Suicide
Peer Support Groups for Adults

Alternatives to Suicide groups are a non-judgmental, confidential space where people who struggle or have struggled with suicidality can openly talk about their experiences with others who have “been there.” In this peer support space, we do not assume you have an illness, do not assess for risk or involuntary intervention, and do not call the police.  While this is an open space to talk about difficult things we’re feeling or thinking about, we actually talk about a lot of things in these groups…. Like our cats! We also share laughs, eat snacks, and go with whatever’s on our minds.
 

Facilitated by people with lived experience, these groups are not just for people who are actively suicidal, but for anyone who has experienced suicidality at some point in their life and would benefit from a non-judgmental space to explore their thoughts and emotions with others who are coming with their own honest experiences.  Click here for the adult group FAQ.

To learn more about how these groups are different from typical approaches, read a brief interview with one of the developers of these groups here.

  • Free to attend, snacks provided

  • Drop-in, No RSVP needed

  • In-person (Fort Collins) & Online groups are offered

 

Download our flyer for the in-person and online groups to post or share with others! 

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ECHO
Youth Support Groups

ECHO (Exploring Community, Healing & Obstacles) is our support group for teens (ages 14-18) struggling with mental health, led by people with lived experience. Facilitated in the Alternatives to Suicide model, ECHO is a confidential space to explore difficult emotions and listen to others’ stories.  

Facilitated in collaboration with SPLASH NoCo Youth, the Matthews House, and the Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County. For questions, accessibility information, and transportation needs, contact silen.wellington@yarrowcollective.org.

 

Click here for the ECHO FAQ.

  • Free to attend & snacks provided

  • Drop-in, No RSVP needed

  • Weekly in-person (Fort Collins)

Download the ECHO group flyer to post or share with others!

 

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Co-reflection Groups for
Peer Support Workers

What is co-reflection?

  • Helps us reflect on our practice and build expertise together.

  • Separate from clinical supervision; 'by and for' peers to learn & reflect with other peers.

  • A space to authentically reflect, share challenges, and feel supported by a community of peers doing similar work.

2nd Wednesdays of the month, 12-1pm Mountain Time.

Confidential, virtual, free, drop-in space.

 

Contact us with a brief description of what your peer support looks like to get the Zoom link.

 

We strive to make our spaces as accessible as possible, please contact us if you need accommodations or have any questions about our offerings.