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St.Helens Mind

Befriending Service

The Befriending Service provides support for people who feel isolated or alone due to the effects of mental illness. A Volunteer Befriender is someone who can be there just for the Befriendee; to listen to them and give some time when it is most needed.

A Befriender can also: Visit someone at home, go shopping with them; visit the doctor with them, or even accompany them to other appointments.

The volunteer could also provide information about local clubs, groups etc; accompany them on new ventures, such as clubs or classes, for the first time, and provide support during a difficult period.

The Befriending Service aims to

  • Improve self confidence
  • Improve self esteem
  • Reduce isolation caused by mental ill health
  • Reduce loneliness
  • Enable people to cope with their lives beyond the Befriending Service

 Those who are part othe Befriending Service will be able to:

  • Express their concerns/feelings and have them listened to
  • Find companionship and friendship
  • Get practical support
  • Get assistance with developing self-help and coping skills

This service is very succesful, but with over 60 people waiting for a befriender, needs funds to attract more volunteers and develop plans to keep people supported in the period of time they are waiting for a volunteer.

We have recently introduced telephone befriending as a way to help those awaiting a befriender.

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Registered address
Deafness Resource Centre,32-40 Dentons Green Lane, Dentons Green
St. Helens,Merseyside
WA10 2QB

01744 647089

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