SELF Befriending

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.

The SELF befriending project has now come to an end. We have some great outcomes, including having made an incredible 1300 befriending calls between March – December 2020.

Keep your eyes peeled for a summary of our team’s brilliant work on this project coming soon.

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 or call 0113 305 5800 to discuss alternative support.