Community Befriending Services

(previously known as Flexicare or Befriending Plus)

Our community befriending service teams up befrienders with people who often find it hard to cope, to manage day to day matters or to take an activie part in community life. We support people with mental health problems to connect to the services and support they need to manage independently and to social and community networks and activities in order to foster social inclusion, meaningful occupation, and improve quality of life.

What do we do?

Whether you need support with basic household tasks, to deal with official letters and forms, help with shopping and attending appointments, going to the gym or other leisure activities,  or just going for a coffee and a chat, the activities are many and varied. 

Befrienders work with you to ensure you are safe and engaged with the treatment and care you need and are able to develop your connections with the community and mainstream services. They will help you to better manage your health and wellbeing, to make the most of your talents and strengths, to build up your confidence and skills and to lead the life you want to lead.

If you want to find out more about befriending or any of our other community services you can download our leaflet by clicking on the Communities of Recovery image below.

Who is it for?

The service is for people with serious or long standing mental health problems who are able to pay directly for the service or who are eligible or in receipt of a social care personal budget. There is an hourly rate for the service.

If you want to apply, make a referral, or simply find out more, please contact us:

By Phone:   020 7259 8122

By Email:

By Post:      Wandsworth and Westminster Mind
                   Hopkinson House 
                   6 Osbert Street                                                                                            London SW1P 2QU 

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 to 5.00pm. 

Download our referral pack 

Find out about referral and costs 

Contact Us

Wandsworth & Westminster Mind
Hopkinson House
6 Osbert Street
London SW1P 2QU

020 7259 8100

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