Friends by choice
Friends by Choice is the first mental health peer support service in Houghton Regis which aims to provide help and support to individuals who are experiencing mental health & well-being challenges, that are most socially isolated and vulnerable in our community. Friends by Choice provides adults living with a mental health diagnosis, including Dementia, with the opportunity to engage in their local community in a creative and non-judgmental environment.
This group is user-led, and participants are encouraged to drive and steer the direction of the group with the support of Meaningful Education staff.
Friends by Choice offers a range of activities to support, enable individuals to come together, and to support one another on their experiences of a mental illness. Participants come together in an environment where they can feel safe, understood, and feel included to be a part of a thriving community that lends support to working out shared solutions to reduce their sense of loneliness and isolation via a supportive network while being treated with Dignity & Respect.
Attendance is subject to £2 per participant which will go towards refreshments each week, new activities and special events, first session Free.
The group runs every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm at The Sandringham Hub, Houghton Regis, LU5 5UP.