LINK East Fife Mental Health Adolescent Befriending Project - Everyone in your life is lucky to have you

Mon 6 Jun 2022

LINK Adolescent Project was set up in January 2003 to help young people (12 to 18 year olds) improve their resilience, self-esteem, confidence and mental wellbeing, through the support of a consistent and reliable befriender. LINK provides comprehensive induction training as well as ongoing training for our volunteers to equip them with the skills and knowledge required for being a befriender. Our volunteers have an understanding of the challenges many young people face today and can provide a consistent, reliable, non-judgemental 1-to-1 befriending service. Volunteers also offer emotional and practical support as well as social integration which is of particular importance in our rural communities. Through regular face-to-face, 1-to-1 contact the volunteer builds a positive, trusting relationship with the young person, which through time, improves the young person's overall mental health and wellbeing.



Thank you, thank you, thank you. I needed to let you know how thankful I am for all that you have done for me. I can’t believe it’s been 4 years and what a difference has been made. I never would have thought back then that I would be where I am now and I owe a lot of that to you. Thank you for being an amazing, funny, smart and kind friend, a person that I can count on and is always able to cheer me up. You’re a great person E and everyone in your life is lucky to have you. 


By LINK East Fife Mental Health Adolescent Befriending Project

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