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.
C (young person) can tell D (befriender) anything; and D really listens.
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.
Befriending has helped lots with her social skills. She has been more keen to try new things and to meet new people.
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.
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.
I feel that my Grandson has benefited greatly from his time with the Befriending Project. It has improved his life skills; he now mixes better with peers; and he has experienced a lot of different sports and outings. As a grandparent, we would not have been able to do all of these things. Our Grandson’s befriender was absolutely the best – a match made in heaven.
The Befriending Project is an amazing service. The volunteers are not paid because they are priceless!
‘R’ is now much more confident and secure – both within herself and in wider social situations.