Anyone can become a Befriending Volunteer, becoming a listening ear for someone who is feeling lonely or isolated as a result of their mental ill health will make a huge difference to both you and the person who you are matched up with.
All it takes is having an hour or two spare each week to make a difference.
Volunteers meet up regularly to go out for a walk or a cup of coffee, to go out shopping or to the cinema for example. By being a friend we can help reduce negative feelings associated with mental ill health and bring a sense of enthusiasm and energy, building a friendship which will have a lasting positive impact.
To read the stories of other volunteers with Praxis Care please click here
If you would like to find out more about getting involved as a Befriending Volunteer with Praxis Care please click here or get in touch with Catherine, the Volunteer and Befriending Co-ordinator, on 028 9023 4555 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Befriending Service is part of the Together For You project which is working across Northern Ireland to deliver mental health and well being services to a range of people and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.