Support for Internet Explorer

It looks like you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser. This is now considered ‘end-of-life’, and Microsoft is withdrawing support for it because it uses outdated technology. This means that it will no longer receive important security updates and previous bugs will not be fixed.

This means that the risk and cost are placed on service providers to develop twice for modern browsers and again for Internet Explorer. As free, modern alternatives are available for most platforms it is difficult to justify spending public money on further development.

Please see the Withdrawal of support for Internet Explorer notice from NHS Digital for more information and guidance.

Imagine – Befriending and Peer Support Service Liverpool

One to one informal support from a volunteer for individuals aged 18+ 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.


Activities take place in different locations and inlcude IT, walking football, ukulele, table tennis and more. See the timetable at the bottom of this page.

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


Imagine - Befriending and Peer Support Service Liverpool, Befriending and Peer Support Service, 140 Salisbury Road, L15 2HU



Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool