Peer Support

How our Peer Support Programme can help

Through Day One, patients and their families have the opportunity to benefit from our community of peer supporters. These trauma survivors and their families recognise the value of shared experience and are there to help patients and their loved ones rebuild their lives.

The peer support programme provides an environment where patients can share their true emotions in a guilt free and unburdened way, knowing the person they are talking to has been on a similar journey and will have a unique perspective and valuable advice to give.

If you think you or someone you know would benefit from our peer support programme, simply call the Day One case worker on 07375 113 044  or email If you’re still in hospital, you can also speak to the staff on your ward about how to get referred.

Day One Major Trauma Support is delivered by Leeds Cares which means it is charitably funded and relies entirely on donations from fundraisers and supporters to keep going. It’s easy to donate to Day One, either through a one-off or regular donation, or via our fundraising events.