We are here to help if you are feeling lonely, isolated, have stopped doing things you once loved or generally lack in confidence.


We offer a range of support including telephone, face to face, video calls and email/penpal befriending.Your Befriender can help build your confidence, develop new connections and get back to doing something you love or find new interests.

Essex Befriends offers befriending services to people over 18 years of age who are carers, older people and those experiencing mental ill health or a learning disability.

Simply complete the following referral form and we will be in touch to arrange support.