FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. Some like to use a second meaning which is Friends Across Nations. The meaning of FAN in the name of The FAN Charity is Friends and Neighbours.
Individual FAN Groups are independent organisations that hold meetings where Friends and Neighbours listen to each other with respect.
The FAN Groups meet for one hour in a listening circle. One of the group introduces the meeting and while the meeting is in progress, one person at a time can speak. The group member then closes the meeting and we only ask others to speak or have a conversation about what someone says after the meeting has closed.
There is no payment for attending a FAN Group meeting. You can give money as a donation at the end of any meeting to help with rent and refreshments if you like.
No one has to do anything at a FAN Group meeting - except respect other people there and listen. Of course if you care about The FAN Groups and want the meetings to continue - it is important to help if you are able to do that.
FAN Groups are not associated with any religion. A group may use church halls and similar for our meetings.
Please look on this website for information about meetings and contacts. If you're stuck, do phone us. Or, you may wish to get a friend/some friends together and start one yourself?