An independent charity offering befriending partnerships to people recovering from a period of mental ill-health in Oxford City. We support about 20 partnerships each year, and run a weekly social group. Our aim is to support people while they regain confidence and start to pick up the social networks and activities they previously engaged in.

Information for volunteers

Tandem provides one-to-one befriending outside of the home to people in the immediate Oxford area who have been through a period of mental ill-health and are looking to rebuild their lives. We also run a weekly social group that has outings to local places of interest. Just as cycling is easier when two people share the strain, so Tandem offers befriending to help people through the pain of mental distress and social isolation.


Prue Sykes
The Michael Young Building, Restore
Manzil Way, Cowley Road


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