in West Essex

Befriending

If you’ve stopped doing things you used to enjoy, or would like some companionship while you try something new, then we can match a befriender with you and get things going. Our befrienders will visit people at home or call for a regular chat.

Our Befriending service is part of a Reducing Loneliness project funded by Essex County Council. 

'We’ve got to look after each other' - Duchess of Cornwall urges public to volunteer to fight loneliness

Thank you so much for arranging my Befreinding, I laugh so much more now and my friends say that I am always smiling - Jo

The initiative aims to find innovative ways to reduce loneliness in our community, and improve health and wellbeing in isolated people across the county. 

If you know someone who might benefit from this service call us on 01371 876641 or email volunteering@mindinwestessex.org.uk

If you would like to request a befriender please complete this form and return to volunteering@mindinwestessex.org.uk

We have been receiving referrals from a wide range of agencies and currently have a recruitment drive for anyone who would like to join us in the rewarding experience of being a befriender, email volunteering@mindinwestessex.org.uk

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