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Covid-19: Due to Covid-19 many of our befriending relationships are being conducted by phone or social media.  Face-to-face meetings will be conducted outdoors with suitable social distancing and/or other protective measures.

Welcome to Battersea Befriending Network (BBN)



Who are we?

Battersea Befriending Network is a local, voluntary, befriending scheme for users of mental health services in Battersea and the surrounding area (within the London Borough of Wandsworth).

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What is befriending?

Through the development of a one-to-one relationship, based on trust and confidentiality, Battersea Befriending Network aims to help develop a supportive social network.  We do not offer therapy but everyone needs, and benefits from, having friends.


Who will you befriend?

Battersea Befriending Network aims to offer befriending relationships for individuals with experience of mental health problems and living in the Borough of Wandsworth, especially in Battersea and the surrounding area.

Battersea Befriending Network aims to complement the care given by the professionals (for example through Community Mental Health Teams or GPs).

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