Our Mission Enabling and supporting people to live full and independent lives

Mentoring and Befriending


The Mentoring and Befriending Service supports clients in reducing social isolation and to develop independence.

We support any person over the age of 18 who is at risk of, or experiencing social exclusion in Croydon. Referrals are welcome from community mental health teams and GP’s as well as self-referrals for our user-led groups.

How can we help?

Clients are matched with a befriender who supports them to increase access to social activities they could pursue.

The aim is for people to form natural friendships and to develop lasting relationships and an improved social life.

Our mentors work one to one with clients to help improve and sustain their mental and physical wellbeing.  We also support people to access courses, learn a new skill, volunteer or be involved in community opportunities such as sports, arts, leisure activities or education.

Volunteers help clients build confidence, boost self-esteem, motivation and social skills.

Why not volunteer with us?

As a volunteer, you will make a positive impact and support clients on their journey of recovery.  You will also develop skills and experience that can be used in your personal and professional life.


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For further information regarding our Croydon social inclusion service please do not hesitate to call us on 020 8253 7078