Wellbeing Befriending Service

Wellbeing Befriending Service

The Wellbeing Befriending Service aims to provide a therapeutic relationship to anyone 18+ living in the Harborough District who is experiencing mild to moderate mental wellbeing challenges and has a desire to develop positive wellbeing.  A client is matched with a trained, trusted volunteer who will make contact on a weekly basis to support the client with setting goals aiming to improve overall wellbeing and reduce isolation.  The support is free and available for a maximum of six months.

Who can access our service?

  • Anyone who is 18+ living in the Harborough District and experiencing mild to moderate mental wellbeing challenges; including depression and anxiety
  • A person who is keen to develop positive wellbeing
  • Anyone who has a desire to change and is ready to take active steps towards positive wellbeing

We accept referrals from individuals, families, carers, professionals. This includes GPs, Health Workers, Social Services, Social Prescribers, Local Area Co-ordinators, Mental Health Workers. 

Please see our referral criteria and guidelines here and access our referral form here (Pdf) or here (Word).

We recruit and train volunteers who provide weekly contact over the phone or by video calls.  We greatly value the work of all our volunteers; each one has been interviewed, had references taken up and is committed to our training package.  Volunteers can expect regular support from the Befriending Manager; access to ongoing training and sense of making a positive difference to the lives of people in the community. 

We produce a monthly newsletter

June 2022 newsletter
March 2022 newsletter
February 2022 newsletter
January 2022 newsletter
December 2021 newsletter
November 2021 newsletter

To find out more about volunteering with us please ring 01858 456042 or email wellbeing@vasl.org.uk

Contact Wellbeing Befriending Service

Telephone 01858 456 042
Email: wellbeing@vasl.org.uk
Address: Wellbeing Befriending Service, VASL, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL

Referral Criteria