Many of us feel lonely or isolated. Sometimes we can find ourselves without someone to spend time with or share news with or talk to about our lives. Sometimes we don’t feel connected to our communities or to people like us, with our LGBTQ identity.
Our telephone befriending project offers opportunities for people to spend time chatting, telling stories and sharing experiences.
“Since my partner died I have found being alone so painful. A regular cup of tea and a chat on the phone with another human being has made life feel so much better.”
The project has trained volunteer befrienders, and together you can:
+ get to know each other
+ spend time chatting
+ laugh together, support each other
+ talk, listen and share life stories
+ learn from each other
+ share experiences
+ feel more connected
Online peer mentoring:
Talking about how we feel and what we want to do or achieve can be motivating
and inspiring. Spending time with someone who shares a similar identity or shared life experience can change and improve how we are feeling.
Our online peer mentoring project has trained volunteer peer mentors who can support you to:
+ build your confidence
+ feel less isolated
+ try new things
+ make choices and decisions
+ achieve goals and ambitions
+ develop new skills
+ get active
Our online peer mentoring sessions are delivered by Zoom video.
“My mentor works in the same industry as me and is affected by depression and anxiety like me too. Their insight and support has helped me to stay employed and manage my mental health.”
If you would like to find out more about our telephone befriending or online peer mentoring, please contact us on [email protected] or 01273 234839