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Link Befriending

The Adolescent Project

East Fife and Levenmouth Mental Health Befriending Projects

LINK Adolescent Project was set up in January 2003 to help young people (12 to 18 year olds) improve their resilience, self-esteem, confidence and mental wellbeing, through the support of a consistent and reliable befriender.

LINK Adolescent Project is delighted to have been able to expand the service in August 2019 to cover Glenrothes, where we will be able to continue to provide support to young people who have a mental health problem.


What Services we offer

LINK provides comprehensive induction training as well as ongoing training for our volunteers to equip them with the skills and knowledge required for being a befriender. Our volunteers have an understanding of the challenges many young people face today and can provide a consistent, reliable, non-judgemental 1-to-1 befriending service. Volunteers also offer emotional and practical support as well as social integration which is of particular importance in our rural communities. Through regular face-to-face, 1-to-1 contact the volunteer builds a positive, trusting relationship with the young person, which through time, improves the young person's overall mental health and wellbeing.


Benefits of Befriending for Young People

  • Increased confidence, self esteem and self-worth
  • Accessing local amenities and services 
  • Improved connections with peers, family and the wider community
  • Increased resilience
  • Improved life skills
  • Moving on to a positive desitination


This all help to improve the young person's emotional wellbeing, enabling them to build meaningful relationships, make healthier choices and be able to feel that they belong and have a valuable contribution to make to society.

Liam's Story

Please click here to read about Liam's Journey with LINK

Jane Maciver, Project Manager

Jane Maciver, Project Manager

 Scottish Charity No SC027493 
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