Community Companions are trained volunteers who telephone or visit adults in their own homes to support their mental wellbeing and help them access local services.
The project aims to improve the mental health of individuals aged 18+ or over who are experiencing loneliness, social isolation or depression.
Mind in Bradford runs the project in partnership with the Bradford Districts CCG.
Our Community Companions support is being provided over the phone during the coronavirus outbreak. Face-to-face support will resume once restrictions allow.
Who can access the service?
If you are 18 or over, lonely or isolated and live in any of the following postcodes:
Central Bradford (BD1, BD2, BD3, BD5, BD7, BD8, BD9)
You could be visited or phoned weekly by one of our volunteer befrienders. You will spend quality time together, and the volunteer will offer one-to-one support and encourage you access local activities to build new friendships.
Do you offer befrienders who speak other languages?
We currently offer support in English, Punjabi and Urdu.
How can I ask for a Community Companion (Befriender)?
You can refer yourself by completing the referral form at the top of this page or downloading the word doc form below, whichever is easiest.
Referrals can be made by anyone, providing they have consent from the individual to pass on their details and are happy to receive a call from one of our friendly team.