Community Wellbeing Harborough

Community Wellbeing Harborough

Community Wellbeing Harborough (previously known as The Wellbeing Befriending Service) supports adults living in the Harborough District to improve their wellbeing.  Our trusted, trained volunteers provide support in various ways, including weekly telephone befriending phone calls, and face to face support with accessing community activities and services.  We also hold monthly Wellbeing Workshops based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.  These are approachable, relaxed sessions open to adults of all abilities.

Who can access our service?

Anyone who is 18+ living in the Harborough District who would like to improve their emotional, social, and physical wellbeing.

We accept referrals from individuals, families, carers and professionals.  If you would like support or to refer someone else and would like a chat first, please give us a call on 01858 456042.

There is no charge for our services as we are funded by the National Lottery Community Fund

Register or refer for Community Wellbeing Harborough by clicking here.


We are looking to expand our diverse team of valued volunteers and would like to hear from you if you are interested in supporting someone to improve their wellbeing. We are led by you regarding the time you have available. Full training will be given.  We have the following roles available:

  • Telephone Befriender – contact an individual each week over the phone aiming to create connections and raise awareness about resources and services that may help.  Up to 12 weeks’ worth of calls.
  • Community Connector – meeting a client in the community and supporting them to access community resources, usually up to 3 sessions.
  • Co-Group Facilitator- welcoming people into the session, supporting staff member with delivery of wellbeing topic, having a key role in the planning of the session.
  • Group Support – welcoming people into the session, helping with refreshments and setting up/clearing away the session.

We hold regular volunteer training, wellbeing sessions and lots of support for volunteers.

I have been a volunteer for well over a year and during this time I have supported several adults over the phone. Being there each week to listen without judgement can be very powerful.   Volunteering with Wellbeing Befriending has given me a huge sense of purpose and been extremely rewarding.  I can see how the phone calls have made a difference and that in itself makes me feel really good.”

– Wellbeing Befriending Volunteer

To find out more about volunteering with us please ring 01858 456042 or email

We have recently received the Golden Games Pledge Badge. This shows we are working with the Active Partnership as an organisation providing fun and inclusive physical activity.

Contact Community Wellbeing Harborough

Available across Harborough District
Telephone 01858 456 042
Address: Community Wellbeing Harborough, VASL, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL

Referral Criteria