Peer Support and Befriending

Health in Mind’s West Lothian peer support and befriending service helps to create social networks to reduce loneliness and isolation and offers peer support groups too.

Service Description

People are supported to build confidence, meet new people and connect into local groups and activities.

This can include:

  • increased social inclusion through increased community engagement
  • increased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • improved social skills
  • increased ability to self-manage

Support and Development Workers recruit, train and support peers and volunteers as well as supporting those using the service. They also enable and support peer groups in the wider community.

You can self-refer or be referred by someone else. More information is available on the Health in Mind website.

Phone Number: 01506 637572

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Service Contact

Tel: 01506 637572

Provider's Name: Health in Mind

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Health in Mind has been promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland since 1982. They do this by providing a wide range of services to support people and enable them to make a positive difference in their lives. Individuals can approach Health in Mind directly, or be referred to their services by GP or another healthcare professional.


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Service Contact

Tel: 01506 637572

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