North of England Befriending Service
Sometimes we all need to talk things over, and being able to speak to someone else could mean the difference between a good day and a really tough one.
Our befriending service offers people across the north of England who are living with or caring for someone with diabetes the opportunity to connect with someone who has also been affected by the condition. We connect people based on their shared experiences and support is made available either over the phone or via email.
The service is open to anyone affected by diabetes across the region and we would encourage anyone who would like to try the befriending service to get in touch.
To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01925 653 281.
Adjusting to the knowledge that you or a member of your family has diabetes takes time and it's often helpful to meet other people who live with diabetes and have been through a similar situation. They can offer understanding, help and support at an important time. A good way of finding this help is to join one of our Diabetes UK Local Groups.
Groups in your area
The local groups in the North of England are all run voluntarily by people living with diabetes. Local Groups can offer you local information and support, and the chance to meet other people who live with diabetes. Local Groups can also offer you the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities from fundraising for diabetes research to influencing healthcare locally.
All groups welcome new members – if you'd like more information about any of the groups please email email@example.com. We also have family groups, which cater for children with diabetes and their parents.
Find your local group
No local group?
If there isn't a local group in your area the volunteering team can provide you with help and resources to set one up. Please send an email, including your full postcode, to firstname.lastname@example.org.