Everyone needs other people, but not everyone has someone. For people who become isolated because of ill health, disability or social disadvantage, being matched with a Befriender often fills a big gap.
Befriending offers supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer Befrienders to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. The results of befriending can be very significant.
Mind Pembrokeshire’s befriending service often provides people with a new direction in life, opens up a range of activities and leads to increased self-esteem and self confidence. Befriending can also reduce the burden on other services which people may use inappropriately as they seek social contact.
In addition to our one to one befriending we also run groups for people who were on our waiting list and this has proven to be a great success. People who thought they may find a group difficult have found these small groups a great opportunity to make friends, it’s so successful that they often meet outside of the group too!