peer support activity groups

Our Amazing Futures peer support activity groups offer a chance to have fun and make friends. You can also talk to our peer supporters about what’s going on with you.

The groups have a selection of games and activities, as well as trained peer support volunteers aged 18-25 for you to talk to. 

Coming up:

Download a timetable of upcoming groups and activities here:

Brighton & Hove: Amazing Futures Brighton & Hove September to December timetable 2023  [pdf 222kb]

East Sussex: Amazing Futures East Sussex November to December timetable 2023 [pdf 166kb]

Our groups:

Our fun, friendly groups are for young people aged 14 to 25 with SEND or additional needs of any kind. For example autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, mental health difficulties, or physical disabilities.

Our groups offer a space to be unapologetically you. Have fun, make new friends, and try different activities – with games, art, and food always on offer!

Need someone to talk to? Our volunteer peer supporters (aged 18-25) are there to listen, talk, and support you in a way that works for you.

Brighton & Hove groups

Our groups include:

  • young people playing a game on the floor with tambourines on their heads, laughingyoung people’s activity group: make new friends, play games and do art, with free snacks and drinks on hand
  • young women’s group: games, art and other activities with other girls and young women
  • LGBTQ+ group: a group for young people who are – or think they might be – LGBTQIA. It’s okay if you aren’t sure about your gender or sexuality, you don’t have to have it all figured out to come along.
  • boardgames group
  • sports and games sessions
  • art sessions

From time to time we run events like talent shows, picnics, pizza parties for volunteers, and more. We also sometimes team up with other organizations to offer things like nature sessions, retro gaming, cooking courses, and other activities.

Three photos: a girl in a red t-shirt and baseball cap grinning at the camera; a young man in a top hat smiling broadly at the camera; two young people playing instruments while a man claps and turns towards the camera, smiling

East Sussex groups

our groups include:

  • Young woman preparing foodactivity groups in Eastbourne and Bexhill: join us for fun activities, games, art & food
  • “give back” food bank sessions at Morrison’s in Eastbourne
  • pub social group for 20+ in Seaford
  • boardgames group in Hastings
  • being active in Eastbourne: have fun getting fit!

We also run one-off events like our Halloween and Christmas parties, and day trips. We sometimes team up with other organizations to offer special activities or short courses.

Everything we do is led by you – we plan upcoming activities based on what you tell us you want.

Three photos: a young woman making a large bubble with a bubble wand, a bright mural behind her. Three young women smiling at the camera, one with her arm around another. A young man playing pool.

You can also get involved with our youth voice work, get wellbeing support, or get involved in the Amazine, our e-zine, made by and for young people with SEND. In East Sussex, we have an active WhatsApp group too, for keeping in touch between groups.

How do I sign up?

If you think you might like to get support from the project, get in touch:

phoneIf you live in Brighton & Hove, contact Sue Winter on 07483 111 648 or email

If you live in East Sussex, contact Claire Piper on 07484 915 038 or email

Sue or Claire can tell you more and answer any questions you have.

Or you can call the helpline on 01273 772 289.

Please note: Places are sometimes limited, so we may not have a spot for you right away, but get in touch and we’ll try to find a space for you as soon as we can.

You will need to fill out a registration form before you can join the project. Spaces are free but you must book for each session.

Download Brighton registration form [.pdf 280kb]

Download East Sussex registration form [pdf 410kb]

How do I volunteer as a peer supporter or a peer coach?
Volunteering as a peer supporter or peer coach can be a good way to grow your confidence and learn new skills, as well as looking great on your CV. It can also be a lot of fun!

It’s rewarding and you get to meet lots of new people.

Peer supporters support young people at our groups by listening and empowering them to come up with solutions that work for them.

Peer coaches support young people at our Amazingly Active exercise programme in East Sussex.

We welcome applications from anyone aged 18-25, including young people with SEND – many of our volunteers have SEND or additional needs.

We provide free training, plus an Amaze t-shirt and hoodie!

Find out more about volunteering with Amazing Futures.



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