April 08, 2021 12:14 PM

Barnet Friends



Barnet Friends is a telephone service for adults from 18 to 55 who may be experiencing isolation or loneliness. 


Barnet Friends is delivered by CommUNITY Barnet as part of the Barnet Wellbeing Service


We know that loneliness and isolation can affect anyone in life, whatever their age and whatever their family situation. It is possible to feel alone even if you have friends and family around you, sometimes it really helps to talk to someone new who can just listen and support.


The current pandemic and continued restrictions can make everyone feel lonely and has meant that we continue to be physically distanced from each other. This leaves many of us feeling further disconnected.


Our volunteer befrienders are matched to an individual to provide companionship and emotional support and give them information on a range of activities and services that can help them increase their confidence and sociability.



We can support...


•          Anyone aged 18+ experiencing loneliness and isolation who works, lives or studies in Barnet

•          People with or without a mild, moderate or severe mental illness

•          People that would like support to develop positive mental wellbeing

•          Anyone ready to take active steps to work reducing their social isolation and improving their confidence


Our support will be offered for a minimum of 6 months and up to a maximum of 12 months



Resource Pack for Befrienders



To find out more or to make a referral please get in touch.


Call us on: 020 8016 0016


Email us at: Befriending@communitybarnet.org.uk



Download referral form here