Social Clubs & Groups

Our social clubs and peer support groups provide the best opportunities for service users and carers to get together, socialise, take part in activities and provide mutual support.

Social clubs and groups give members the opportunity to meet with other people who are in a similar situation and share their skills and experiences. Groups and clubs also provide the opportunity to socialise and meet new friends, to catch up with and exchange information, to take part in planned activities, listen to invited speakers, and consult and provide feedback on services.

Groups and social clubs may meet up at a Hafal project, or at a local café, or arrange to meet each other for a walk, outing or social event. Others meet on a regular basis in local community venues and may offer a more structured group with practical advice.


Our befriending services support people with a mental illness to engage in social activities as part of their recovery. Our befrienders empower clients to engage with their community and interests, to get out and about, and to connect with others.

Befriending activities are based on each individual’s needs and might include going for a coffee or a walk, visiting a museum or joining a new group. Our befrienders can help you build confidence and discover new interests and pastimes.

Based on the experiences of hundreds of service users our befriending services provide the opportunity to:

  • Increase social contact and make new friends
  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Gain new skills
  • Take part in local activities and groups
  • Rediscover old hobbies and interests – and develop new ones.

For more information on our services please contact Hafal at:

Hafal Head Office
Unit B, Lakeside Technology Park
Phoenix Way
Swansea SA7 9FE

Tel:        01792 816600