Could you make a difference to someone’s life?

Would you like to become a Volunteer Befriender? 

Many people who experience mental ill health become socially isolated which can be detrimental to their recovery.  Having a Befriender has made a huge difference to many people.  A Befriender will support someone to ‘walk through that door’ for the first time, to join a group or activity.  Befrienders encourage laughter and exercise and help to build confidence and promote independence.



We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours per week, and this can be on a day and at a time which is convenient for both you and the person you befriend.  Befriending can be rewarding and challenging.  The experience is valued by employers and volunteering looks good on UCAS forms.

We have a new volunteer Training course starting on Saturday 2 April from 9.30am until 4.30pm.  The course will last over three Saturdays with the last session being on Saturday 16 April 2016.

We have opportunities in our Befriending Scheme and Wellbeing Service.

Volunteering in Befriending

Volunteering within the Wellbeing Service leaflet

Volunteer Application form

For more information please contact Pauline Thompson on 01302 812486 or