Befriending mentoring and peer support

Befriending, mentoring and peer support schemes have been shown to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of a range of groups, but particularly those who are at risk of social isolation, social exclusion and mental health problems. Schemes focusing on connecting people with activities and support can allow them to grow networks that can support them now and in the future.

Schemes can offer different types of support such as: