Peer support group mental health

Are you a caregiver for a family member or friend who is struggling with mental health challenges? Do you find yourself needing support but don’t know where to turn?

Kompassie is currently running a range of peer support groups (“lotgenoten” in Dutch) for informal carers (“mantelzorgers”) of people who have been diagnosed with mental health challenges. In response to requests from our non-Dutch speaking clients, we are launching an English-language version of this longstanding support group!

Peer support group mental health

Kompassie’s group provides a safe place to exchange experiences, learn from other group members, and take a break from being a caregiver. We will explore ways that you can live well and centered despite your demanding situation. There are no taboos; all we ask is that you come with an open mind and ready to share your story in your own time. The group is open to anyone who is caring for a loved one with mental health issues, whether diagnosed or not, and who feels more comfortable speaking English than Dutch.

When and where

The English peer support group mental health is scheduled to begin on Thursday, 16 March from 19:00 – 22:00 at Kompassie, located at Laan 20 in The Hague. The group will run for 8 sessions of 2 hours and is open to a maximum of 8 participants who will meet every 2 weeks. Attendance is free of charge, but the folks at Kompassie ask that members commit to all the sessions to ensure confidentiality and support for the group.

Dates: 23/3, 6/4, 13/4, 11/5, 1/6, 15/6, 29/6

Interested in participating?

Please send an email to or call (070) 427 32 40 and ask for Esther van der Meer or Lidia da Graca to get information or to register your interest.