Mind in Harrogate District

This service offers the opportunity to meet with a volunteer befriender on a regular basis for walks, a café visit or a shopping trip. Any activity that can get people out into the community to engage in social interactions.

The first session will be a supervised meet and greet to ensure that both parties are comfortable with one another. From then on regular one to one visits can be scheduled.

Human companionship is important for maintaining positive mental health so if you need a little support, our Befriending Service could be for you.

Information for volunteers

If you are a compassionate, friendly and positive individual living in the Harrogate District and want to get involved in supporting people within the community, then volunteering as a befriender could be for you. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for this service, please contact us by telephone or email giving us a brief description of yourself and interests. DBS checks are required for all our volunteers.

We are particularly interested in supporting people in the outlying market towns of Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Ripon, Pateley Bridge and Masham so if you live in these areas and either need support or wish to volunteer then please call us.


Mind In Harrogate District
The Acorn Centre
101a Station Parade
North Yorkshire


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