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Befriending Mental Health Clients

APCMH Merton and Sutton

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Volunteers befriend a person of the same gender with mental health problems, who has been referred by care service professionals. They meet and talk, go for walks and outings and share activities of mutual interest. The frequency of meetings and what they do is arranged between the befriender and the person they befriend. Free training and support is given. This is a valuable service, helping to alleviate social isolation and assist recovery from mental illness. It is personally rewarding to the befriender and can lead to a long-lasting friendship.

Our next free training course comprising of three two and half hour sessions provided by mental health professionals and experienced befrienders will be held on Saturday day – 2 March and Wednesday evening - 6 March 2019 at a location near central Wimbledon, SW19.

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, , , SM1 1SJ, SW20 8DT


In the Sutton borough

One week


Must Be over 18 Years of Age Befrienders need to be caring, committed and open-minded persons willing to help somebody with a mental health problem. No particular qualifications nor knowledge of mental illnesses are required.

Befriending is a means of reducing social isolation that so often accompanies the experience of mental health illness. 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! Free training course is provided by mental health professionals and experienced befrienders.


Advice, Information & Support,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Caring

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