With increased concerns about COVID-19, we recommend our members make plans to support befriendees through telephone, digital or written communications. Please click here to access free resources.
If you or someone you know is lonely and needs a Befriender, please be aware that many of our members are experiencing increased levels of inquiries as they strive to support their communities. Although you may wish to view our Directory to find a local service, the following organisations provide helplines that you can call if you need a listening ear.
Age UK available: 8am–7pm Daily, call: 0800 6781602
Age Scotland available: 9am-5pm Mon- Fri, call: 0800 12 44 222
Alone Ireland available: 8am–8pm Daily, call: 0818 222 024
Breathing Space (Scotland) available: 6pm–2am Mon-Thurs & 6pm Fri–6am Mon call: 0800 83 85 87
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland available: 9.30am-4pm Mon-Fri, call: 0808 801 0899
Silverline available: 24 hours Daily, call: 0800 470 8090
Samaritans available: 24 hours Daily, call: 116 123
Shout available 24 hours Daily, Text SHOUT to 85258
Looking for other support? Search Find a Helpline: https://findahelpline.com/