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Imagine - Befriending and Peer Support Service Liverpool

One to one informal support from a volunteer for individuals aged 18-65 with mental health issues.

The service is for those accessing primary or secondary mental health services

How can we help?

We know that having a mental health issue can sometimes leave people feeling isolated and alone. Our experienced Befriending and Peer Support team encourage people to re-engage with their communities and to get out and about enjoying activities, which in turn leads to a healthier and fuller lifestyle. We also help people develop their own user-led groups and sessions and have a variety of activities on offer around Liverpool at a number of locations.

Volunteer Befriender

We ask our volunteers to commit at least 2-3 hours per week to support someone, one to one to help them get out and about and engage with community. We have an established matching process and our Befriending volunteers are key to our service as they enable our clients to develop a positive and rewarding relationship with people they are choosing to spend time with rather than being paid to do so. Training and support provided.


We match people with a Befriender who has similar interests and who will offer one to one support to access activities in the community.

Peer Support Session

An ideal opportunity to meet new people in a friendly and relaxed environment. People are warmly welcomed at a variety of user-led groups located in and around the city, we also organise social events in the community.

Women’s Group

A woman only service located at our Salisbury Road site. A safe place for women to attend in a welcoming environment. The group hosts a Friday drop-in and activities on offer include Yoga and healthy eating.

Additional Information

Council Area
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city
What groups of people is this for?
People with mental health issues
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How much will it cost me?
When is this service open?
9am-6pm, Mon-Fri (excluding Bank Holidays)
How can I access this service?
You can just email us.

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