Course

Essex Befriends Volunteer Training

Essex Befriends is a countywide volunteer-led befriending service, offering support and encouragement to adults who are most likely to experience loneliness or social isolation.

9 Lessons

Loneliness can affect us all; you can be in a crowded room and feel completely alone.

Essex Befriends is a countywide volunteer-led befriending service, offering support and encouragement to adults who are most likely to experience loneliness or social isolation:

  • Older people
  • Carers
  • People with a learning disability
  • People with mental health problems

As an Essex Befriends volunteer, you will be required to complete this training before you join our network of people helping to reduce loneliness and isolation across Essex.