The Befriending Service provides companionship for those affected by mental ill health who, whilst not requiring the services of a support worker, would benefit from the activity and company of a Befriender.

I’m glad I started volunteering as a befriender and I’ve been doing this for just over a year. It’s a rewarding experience for both myself and my befriendee who I know really appreciates the time we spend together.”

The Befriending Service provides a link bringing people together to provide opportunities to get out and enjoy activities that they would not attend alone. Typical trips may include shopping together; going to the cinema; sports activities; enjoying a cup of coffee in town; going for a walk; or it may simply be visiting someone in their home, having a chat… in other words, being a good companion.

Befriending relationships are mutually beneficial as the volunteer is contributing to their community as well as to an individual.

Befriending equals being a friend.

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  • If you are interested in befriending or having a befriender please contact us.Be a friend

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