Do you have some free time that you could share with someone feeling isolated or lonely? Do you have interests or hobbies that you could inspire someone else to enjoy alongside you?
Our volunteer Befrienders have gone cycling and swimming, helped with gardens, been to cinemas, tried yoga and tai chi, drunk coffee and chatted, talked through problems, laughed out loud and made a real difference to other peoples wellbeing.
A befriender is very helpful because you can talk to them about things and it will not go any further. It also helps you when you are a bit down and they are there to help to lift your mood. My befriender is very good and a lovely thoughtful person, she understands me and helps me in times of need. She is always there if I feel down or have a problem
To find out more about being a befriender, and what’s involved please complete the Volunteer Application here:
For more information contact us at [email protected].
Bath Half Marathon (1)
Event Date: 15/03/2020
I’m not a natural runner and as I write this I can barely wobble around a 5K, but I have taken the plunge to sign up to a half marathon and now I’m committed!
Event Date: 30/12/2019
As a young girl I experienced a very traumatic experience, destroying my childhood. At the time my dad had cancer and my nanny died which I was unfortunate enough to witness.
As a result I started participating in risky behaviour, including the use of heavy drugs and drinking. I couldn’
Hayley's Skydive (1)
Event Date: 20/06/2020
I have suffered from anxiety and depression for many years, and I have overcome many hurdles along the way.
Skydiving is another thing I’d like to do, but this time for a good cause.
I would like to raise awareness of mental health and the impact it has on sufferers and their fa
London Marathon (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Sarah is taking on the iconic London Marathon next year and would really love your support.
Mind in West Essex is a charity I feel very strongly about and am excited to run for. Mental Health affects everyone and sometimes we need just need some support
Walk to Talk (1)
Event Date: 28/09/2019
In September Last year myself and my friends walked 17 miles from Newport to Cambridge.
We raised £1500 for Mind. I want it to be a yearly event.
Mental health affects so many people and it means the world to me to be able to raise money to a charity that is close to my heart.