Sutton, Greater London
Kingston upon Thames, Greater London
Greater London
SW19, London
Voluntary
Job description

Volunteer befrienders regularly meet with a person who is experiencing mental health problems to have a chat, go for a walk, share activities of common interest – anything which makes life more enjoyable. During the pandemic and until it is safe, the contact might be limited to online or telephone. Befriending is a means of reducing social isolation that so often accompanies the experience of mental health illness. Social skills and confidence can be rediscovered and nurtured, by building up and maintaining a close relationship. It is very rewarding to make a difference in the life of a person with mental health problems, and to experience their genuine appreciation of your help. However, the greatest reward is gaining a friend!

If you are a caring, committed and open-minded person willing to help others in need, please get in touch. No experience or prior knowledge in the mental health field is required, as sufficient training will be provided. Our next free training course comprising of one day and one evening session provided by mental health professionals and experienced befrienders will be held online (via Zoom) on Satudray day - 13 March and Wednesday evening - 17 March 2021.

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APCMH Merton

APCMH Merton and Sutton is branch of the National Being Alongside / APCMH established as APCMH Merton in 1991. It has been running its befriend... Read more

Refreshed on: 06 February 2021
Closed date: 10 March 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development

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