Supporting New Friendships – The Kirklees Befriending Service

Making New Friends

The Kirklees Befriending Service supports clients with mild to moderate mental health issues and/ or those who may be socially isolated.

As part of our service, clients are matched with a volunteer befriender who will support them in working towards personal goals to improve their health and wellbeing. While clients are waiting to matched to a befriender, the service offers group sessions including the coffee drop-ins; these sessions enable clients to gain social support through a group in the community/ public space.

Many of our clients who attend the coffee drop-ins do not have many people around them and can, at times, feel very lonely. Coffee drop-in allows them to meet new people, talk about their mental health in a non-judgemental group where they can relate to each other, build confidence and take steps towards accessing other groups and activities in the community to improve their wellbeing.

Currently, we have a coffee drop-in session in North Kirklees (Dewsbury town centre) and South Kirklees (Huddersfield town centre) which take place every fortnight

If you would like to know more about the service, please  or call 07973 330424 / 01924 468344


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