LINK East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC027493

The aims of the group are to relieve the poverty, suffering and distress, advance the education of and promote the welfare of the inhabitants of East Fife area who have or have had mental health problems and are identified as being socially and rurally isolated by the provision of a befriending service to encourage them to participate more fully in the life of the community.

Current opportunity

If you can spare a couple of hours per fortnight minimum and are able to volunteer for a year or more helping adults who have become isolated through mental health problems we would like to hear from you. You will take your befriendee out to leisure and community activities and support them to do things they may be unable to do alone. Examples have included walks, squash, a knitting group, trips to a safari park, visiting museums, taking a class in IT skills, attending support groups, golfing, and just going for coffee and a chat. Initial and on-going training is given and other benefits include out of pocket expenses, regular support and supervision meetings, group events, Saltire or LINK Awards, reference after 6 months.