South & East Leeds Friends (S.E.L.F) is a social support service working with people aged 50+ in South and East of Leeds across all Leeds postcodes* who are experiencing low mood and high levels of social isolation.

*We broadened our service to include all Leeds postcodes due to increased need under the COVID-19 social distancing measures.

In line with social distancing guidelines, our service is currently offering:

  • One-to-one telephone befriending with a like-minded volunteer

About S.E.L.F.

Studies show 15% of older people in Leeds are socially isolated – this is around 37,000 people. The S.E.L.F Befriending service promotes better mental health by providing telephone befriending to reduce social isolation.

Telephone Befriending

Befriending offers a time limited, supervised, one to one telephone relationship between a volunteer and befriendee.

We are not currently accepting referrals for SELF. Please check back in future for availability. Email [email protected] or call 0113 305 5800 to discuss alternative support.