Looking for help?
Our members and volunteers around the world provide confidential support to people in emotional crisis or distress, or those close to them.
We believe in giving a person the opportunity to explore feelings which can cause distress, the importance of being listened to, in confidence, anonymously, and without prejudice.
We value that a person has the fundamental decision about their own life.
Befrienders have launched a Help App which will allow users to find their nearest emotional support helpcentre, wherever in the world they are. This Help App will run on a mobile phone or desktop.
Further details about the Help App have been sent to all Befriender Help Centres.
Befrienders Worldwide and our members around the world are fully aware and touched by the extreme challenges we are facing with the Covid-19 virus. We know how difficult it is to experience sudden restrictions on our lives, including the impact on our family and on our relationships, the impact on our working lives, and the sense of loss that we feel when we are physically isolated. Read the whole document here.
Latest Befrienders Worldwide newsletter, February 2020, and all previous newsletters.
Please find a link to an article written by Professor Brian L Mishara Ph.D (University du Quebec, Montreal, Canada) on "Talking to children about death" At the end of the article there are some links to sites which may be helpful to parents and teachers who are trying to help grieving children.