What People Say?

BEFRIENDING FEEDBACK


"I’m not as angry as I used to be.  Just going out with my Befriender has helped."

- Young Person

"I have noticed ‘T’ is now more sociable and open.  She expresses herself better and seems more relaxed and happier."

- Befriender

"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."

- Parent/Carer

"Befriending has helped build up my confidence, helped me to leave the house more and lesson my anxiety. Befriending is a bit of time where you can relax.  I very much enjoyed my time; the project is amazing!"

- Young Person

"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."

- Parents/Carers

"‘J’ is much more confident and self-aware – and talks about things more openly."

- Befriender

"A supportive and helpful program which helps you gain skills at your own pace.  Someone you can go to when you need help."

- Young Person

"As someone who has completed a few hours a week for a few years I can tell you befriending will also make a real difference to your life. Being a Befriender has enriched my world and certainly given me hours and hours of pleasant experiences; enabling me to interact with young people in a positive way for them and myself. You also have fun. A win win situation."

- Befriender

"Befriending is having someone to talk to when I needed to!"

- Young Person

"'P' has a much higher level of self-esteem and is better able to make important decisions about his life.  He is better able to recognise her own qualities."

- Referrer

"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."

- Parent/Carers

"Befriending has helped me make friends and I get on better with people.  I'm a lot more confident, I used to be really, really shy!  I get out the house a lot more.  It gets me away from the x-box as I started playing with my friends more."

- Young Person

"As I always say, your project has such a positive impact on the lives of young people.  The Volunteer Coordinators go above and beyond with the young people and it is such a positive experience."

- Referrer

"Having a befriender helped me because it got me out of the house and I could talk about things.  When we went out it gave me a chance to have a break.  You get to go out and have a bit of fun or you can go out and have a good old chat if you want, you can let out your anger, fear etc and know that what you say will not be whispered to anyone else."

- Young Person

 

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