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I think befriending is ran really well.  It has really helped my son be more outgoing and confident.  He can’t wait to see his befriender when it’s time for him to see her.  His manner is much happier, I feel.  He has made friends and he doesn’t look so depressed as he did before.  He feels valued.  He talks to me a bit more and is a bit more open.  Very positive help.  Thank you!

- Parents/Carers

He is a lot happier in himself and has grown with confidence.

- Parents/Carers

It has helped her go to school and get out more.  She wants to do things as a family.

- Parents/Carers

The Befriending service is excellent.  She has been able to go places I couldn’t take her.  Now she can stick up more for herself as she has gained more confidence in herself and she has matured lots by interacting with other people.

- Parents/Carers

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all you have done for my Grandson.  Looking at his scrap book photo’s you can see the former weak smile grow to a strong happy smile.  We will always remember your support.  So a big thank you again.  Keep up the good work.  You make such a difference in these children’s lives.  From a grateful Grandma.

- Parents/Carers

Befriending has helped me make friends and I get on better with people.  I’m a lot more confident, I used to be really, really shy!  I get out the house a lot more.  It gets me away from the x-box as I started playing with my friends more.

- Young Person

The Befriending experience has benefited ‘M’.  She is more understanding of her brother and is offering to help him.  She is sharing more, not just things, but sharing her time and her chat.  More communication – once she starts talking she won’t stop.

- Parent/Carer

C (young person) can tell D (befriender) anything; and D really listens.

 

- Parents/Carers

Befriending has benefited K by helping her to be more true to herself, more grown up, more friendly, more confident, more understanding of people around her, less stressed, more happy, more understanding of her siblings and caring.

- Parent/Carer

Befriending has helped lots with her social skills.  She has been more keen to try new things and to meet new people.

- Parent/Carer

Do you feel Befriending has been beneficial?

D interacts more with family and seems to be a bit more confident.  The Befriending Project has helped my kids, it has been a great help to myself and my kids.  I hope that this service continues and helps many more kids.

- Parent/Carer

The Befriending Project has been a great help to myself, seeing his confidence grow.  He is more willing to get involved and is not afraid to speak in situations now.

- Parent/Carers

 

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