Countdown to Befriending Week: 1 Month to Go!

Tue 28 Sep 2021


1 Month to Go and there's already a buzz around Befriending Week 1-7 November 2021! This year's hashtag #BefriendingIs is catching on as befriending projects share what befriending means to them. 442 Befriending Week Resource Packs have been downloaded and 1,956 downloaded social media graphics are ready to light up your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and all the other platforms' news feeds. The increased visibility of befriending in the news, online and in our communities, which our collective efforts create leading up to and during Befriending Week, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of befriending and inspire others to get involved. (Resources can be downloaded here)

During Befriending Week, our team looks forward to welcoming delegates to our Online Annual Conference 2-4 November. Annual Conference is always one of the highlights in Befriending Networks' calendar and we're striving to ensure this year's conference will be a memorable and meaningful experience for the membership. Each day highlights an aspect of what #BefriendingIs and will include keynote speakers, interactive workshops and networking opportunities. Spaces are limited, so if you haven't done so already, book today!

Lastly, we would like to recognise the effort of our members. What you have achieved throughout this challenging year has been absolutely incredible and has proved befriending to be powerful, adaptable, and exactly what so many have needed right now. That is worth celebrating.

-The Befriending Networks Team