Counselling and Psychology
Waterford Befriending Service
The aim of the befriending service is to foster independence, empowerment and reduce social isolation for people with mental health difficulties/issues. The Befriending is a time limited relationship between a volunteer and a Befriended. The hope is to enable a person widen their social network, increase independence and make informed decisions enabling better control of their day to day living and achieve goals they have identified.
Befriending is available through the adult mental health service. Referrals need to come through the multi-disciplinary team meeting.