Voluntary Action South Leicestershire - My Mind Matters & Wellbeing Befriending Service
My Mind Matters service is free for people over the age of 18 years and who live in the Harborough District. Anyone can contact us for advice and information about mental health either via our telephone service, email or our advice sessions. My Mind Matters project is running activities via Zoom known as the Wellbeing Programme. The Wellbeing Programme offers activities and a safe place where people can discuss interests and make friends.
Services we offer:
• Advice and navigation
• Community Recovery Service (1-1)
• Wellbeing Programme
• Monthly drop in sessions
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.
Here is the link to make a referral or to find out more about the project: Wellbeing Befriending Service - VASL. If someone is keen to volunteer or wishes to access support please contact 01858 456 042 or
Information for volunteers
We are always happy to have a chat about our volunteer roles available.