D&G Befriending > Testimonials > Parents/Carers

Such a massive thank you for the time you have given, the pearls of wisdom imparted and just generally being the unruffled soul you are.  We appreciate everything you have done these past two years.  We will miss you very much.

- Parents/Carers

Befriending has helped me with my confidence in day to day things and my social skills, along with helping me be more active.  I can start conversations better with people  don’t know that well.  A Befriender is someone to talk to!

- Young Person

Meeting up with her Befriender has been a great benefit to my daughter.  It has given her time away from the family and time away from thinking about her worries.  It has been a treat to go and eat out, and given her someone to talk about things with.  My daughter and her Befriender have become good friends and that has been great.  It has been good for us as parents to know that she has been getting this support and to share just a little bit of the strain of looking after a teenager going through a very difficult stage in her life.  We are very grateful to D&G Befriending Project for the sensitivity and care that you have given us.

- Parents/Carers

My daughter has enjoyed her time with her Befriender.  She is a sporty girl so loved doing football (running sometimes) with her Befriender.  If she had any issues at school she spoke to her Befriender about them and took on board her advice.  She is going out more with friends and trying youth clubs.

- Parents/Carers

Befriending has helped my daughter be more sociable, chatty and outgoing.  She gets more involved in whats going on.  She is more patient to listen to what her brother and sister are saying to her at times and a bit more caring and considerate towards them.

- Parents/Carers

Befriending has been brilliant for my son!  He had a fun friendship from the start with his Befriender.  My son’s lifestyle has changed, he wants to do more outside, he speaks to adults in a mature and confident way.

We thank you!

- Parent/Carer

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

 

How You Can Help

Become a Befriender and making a real difference in a young persons life.

Get Involved Donate
This site uses cookies.

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.

Read our privacy policy