Is this service for me?
If your mental health makes you feel lonely or isolated, or if you’d like someone to encourage and support you to reach your goals, you may benefit from connecting with a befriender.
Whether you are going through an issue that you feel is hard to talk to those around you, or just want a chat, befriending can help.
What can I expect?
You’ll be matched with a trained volunteer befriender who will support you over the phone, weekly for 6-8 weeks. The calls will give you the chance to receive emotional support, or just have a regular chat. Often this is a great way to explore other support available.
All of our befrienders have lived experience of mental health issues and are here to listen and offer non-judgemental support.
How do I access this service?
Please contact us on 020 8948 7652 or by email: [email protected]
If you need to talk to someone about a mental health problem, we are here to listen to you. Call our helpline now if you need someone to talk on
020 3137 9590
Volunteering is a great way to make use of your skills, give back to your community and gain valuable experience whilst meeting new people and having fun.
If you are in emotional need and looking for a safe confidential space to explore your psychological difficulties, we are here for you. We welcome people with a whole range of issues, including complex needs and severe mental illness.Find out more