Essex Befriends – reducing loneliness by connecting local people

On Tuesday’s Drive I was joined by Kaye Bundy, Befriending Facilitator for Essex Befriends and long-term Befriender Eliane, for a chat about what befriending is, how it can benefit both the befriender and the befriendee plus, what support is offered and how even just a few minutes out of each week can make a difference.

To find out more, click play in the box below and listen to the full interview.

For more information on Essex Befriends visit, for more information on Mind in West Essex click here and for more about the Essex map, a free tool designed to bring our communities closer together by helping you to find the services, groups, and activities available in your area, visit

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