It's 5 years since my BI . I had quite fast recovery, but not been able to get to meet people. More cos I'm not comfortable making conversation with people I don't know and I'm still on ESA so not able to look for work. I tried going to headway a few years back but they always seemed to cancel things as there wasn't enough interest. Last year I moved area as I pretty much had nothing to lose as didn't see anyone regular. I've tried going on a few courses to get to know people but never ended up keeping in touch with anyone.
In May this year I heard about a man who has set up a BI support group after having BI same year as me so decided to attend to see if it was any good. I can honestly say it's been best thing I've done since my BI. There is a social time every Tuesday and Wednesdays they go to an allotment. Everyone there is lovely and have occasional days out. Been bowling in June and going to a wildlife park in 2 week. It's so nice to meet different people and I for once feel comfortable talking to people there and have a joke with them. Also next month there is a meal I'm hoping to go to. I don't have a clue of area but it will give me a challenge to find my way there. Will be a night so a mate of the man who set group up said he's mates with a taxi driver so going to have word with him to see if he will take me home cheaper after. Everyone else will be out til late like midnight and last train is 9.45 so won't want to leave that much early plus they have said most people will be drinking alcohol so I know I will want to. Hardly drink but like to especially if others are so means I can't drive home that night. Really looking forward to it as man and woman who run group have said they want to relax and enjoy it without feeling they are responsible for anyone so will be nice seeing them have good time.