We are a group of befrienders who make friends with young adults (aged 18-50) who are struggling with their mental health. Often they don’t go out much and have got low confidence. We visit them, get to know them and find out about their interests. We then help them to get out again and go to community groups with them. Together we build a bridge back into the community. We do what we do in the Northfield area of Birmingham, which includes Weoley Castle, Kings Norton, Longbridge, West Heath, Rubery, Frankley and Allens Cross.
We would love to hear from you if you might have room in your life for a new friend and would like to join our volunteer team. Please get in touch.
What is Bridgebuilders?
A new project from Northfield Community Partnership, offering befriending support for socially isolated younger adults (aged 18-49) in the Northfield, Weoley Castle, Frankley, Kings Norton, West Heath & Longbridge area.
It’s about bringing HOPE and its about the community helping the community. We are inviting local people to become volunteer befrienders.
Post COVID there are lots of younger adults who are isolated, rarely leaving the house and experiencing poor mental health. We believe one-to-one befriending can help people grow in confidence, recover and take positive steps forward.
Who can be a Bridgebuilder?
Anyone who wants to help a socially isolated younger adult to regain confidence and get out and about again.
We are looking for volunteers of any age from 18+ who have room in their life for a new friend, and who have confidence and compassion to build a friendship with a new person.
How do you become a Bridgebuilder?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 07943960106 for an application pack.
NCP will provide training, insurance, volunteer expenses and ongoing support for you in your volunteering role.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Areas: Northfield, Allens Cross, Weoley, Frankley, Rubery, Kings Norton, Longbridge, West Heath
Last Updated: 2nd October, 2023
- Northfield Community Partnership, 693 Bristol Rd S, Birmingham B31 2JT
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