November 04, 2020 05:44 PM

Barnet Befriending

  


 

Barnet Befriending is a telephone service for adults from 18 to 55 who may be experiencing isolation or loneliness. 

 

Barnet Befriending is delivered by CommUNITY Barnet as part of the Barnet Wellbeing Service

 

We know that loneliness and isolation can affect anyone in life, whatever their age and whatever their family situation. It is possible to feel alone even if you have friends and family around you, sometimes it really helps to talk to someone new who can just listen and support.

 

The current pandemic and continued restrictions can make everyone feel lonely and has meant that we continue to be physically distanced from each other. This leaves many of us feeling further disconnected.

 

Our volunteer befrienders are matched to an individual to provide companionship and emotional support and give them information on a range of activities and services that can help them increase their confidence and sociability.

 


 

Our Befriending service is for those who:

 

•          are aged 18-55 and live, work or study in Barnet

•          need some form of emotional support or simply want someone to talk to

•          who would like to improve their confidence or learn about new skills or services

 


Festive opening and closing times

Over Christmas and New Year, we are open Sunday 27th December - Sunday 3rd January from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm except New Year's Day.

 

The Barnet Wellbeing Service is also available for you to call from 28th December 2020 - 31st December 2020 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on 0333 344 9088

  • If you need immediate emotional support call the Samaritans on their 24-hour number 116 123
  • If you need medical advice, Call 111
  • If you are in urgent need of Mental Health Support Call the Crisis Team on 0800 151 0023

 

To find out more or to make a referral please get in touch.

 

Call us on: 020 8016 0016

 

Email us at: Befriending@communitybarnet.org.uk

 


 

Download referral form here