Glasgow Association for Mental Health

GAMH Befriending service provides social support to people who have become isolated as a result of mental health difficulties. Our Volunteer Coordinating team meet with Befriendees to gain an understanding of their interests and goals to participate within their communities. Befriendees are then matched with one of our Volunteers who have completed our comprehensive Volunteer Induction sessions which fully prepare them for the Befriending role. The befriending service is provided over 6 months and our Befriendees are contacted regularly during the service to ensure that the match is working well. The Volunteers are provide with regular supervision sessions during their Befriending match to provide support and guidance with their role.

Information for volunteers

GAMH Befriending service provides social support to people who have become isolated as a result of mental health difficulties. Our Volunteer Coordinating team meet with Befriendees to gain an understanding of their interests and goals to participate within their communities. Befriendees are then matched with one of our Volunteers who have completed our comprehensive Volunteer Induction sessions which fully prepare them for the Befriending role. The befriending service is provided over 6 months and our Befriendees are contacted regularly during the service to ensure that the match is working well. The Volunteers are provide with regular supervision sessions during their Befriending match to provide support and guidance with their role.

Contact

Glasgow Association For Mental Health
St Andrews By The Green
33 Turnbull Street
G1 5PR

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