East Fife and Levenmouth Mental Health Befriending Projects
LINK aims to help people who have become lonely or isolated due to a mental health problem. The Project supports adults, 18 - 65 year olds, in the East Fife and Levenmouth area who are already known to a Key Worker, but who would benefit from additional support to use ordinary community resources and facilities.
A befriender can complement the service already being provided and should not be seen as a second best option or in any way replacing formal systems of support.
Benefits of being befriended:
increased self-esteem and confidence
increased social opportunities
more structure to the week
extra emotional support when trying something new, or potentially stressful.