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Battersea Befriending Network is affiliated to being alongside/APCMH and has the support of the South West & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, NHS Wandsworth, Wandsworth Council Social Services and Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network.(WCEN).

Battersea Befriending Network is registered with HMRC as a charity for tax purposes.

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1) To provide befriending relationships for individuals who have experience of mental ill-health in the Borough of Wandsworth, starting with Battersea.

2) To enable people to be more confident in accessing opportunities and services in the community.

3) To recruit and train volunteers to be befrienders, developing understanding of the befriender’s role and limitations.

4) To provide ongoing support to befrienders and the opportunity to support each other.

5) To encourage partnership working with other mental health agencies and community organisations to ensure a quality of service for service users.


All relationships with people, especially those who are vulnerable, must have core values at their heart.

Without them, they are open to abuse and are likely to fail.

Our underpinning values embrace:



Mutual respect and trust

Acceptance of self and others

Social inclusion

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