Sitting and talking isn’t the only thing that happens at support groups. Often groups will arrange social events and activities.

Being in a support group can help you relate to others. Other people in the group may have similar struggles to you. You may find people who can relate to you or suggest ways of dealing with a particular problem.

Going to a group for the first time can be daunting, and you might feel uncomfortable at first but meeting other people in a similar situation to you can help you to open up. You can be sure of a warm welcome.

You can find details of support groups across Somerset on Somerset Choices for ages 0 to 25.