Protecting your Wellbeing: A guide for Befrienders

This is a free and public resource, and an item of the Befriending Networks Befriender Training Toolkit. 

Whether you have joined a grassroots project, a small community or a national campaign: thank you for taking the time to support others and to make a difference. It is important that you protect, help and support your own wellbeing too. This guide is here to illustrate the several ways that you can achieve this:

(1) Know your limitations; (2) Supporting others; (3) Signpost; (4) Respect Boundaries; (5) Have realistic expectations; (6) Protecting your mental wellbeing; (7) Safeguard and manage risk.