Befriending is based on a one-to-one relationship
Our delivery models and delivery methods:
We deliver help through mentoring and befriending. For a detailed description, visit here.
In a nutshell, mentoring and befriending is based on a one-to-one relationship with on
face-to-face meetings. However, this has evolved to include a range of flexible models
and methods developed in response to the needs of service users and finding the most
appropriate way to deliver the support to them. Mentoring and befriending can be offered
as a stand-alone package of support or as one element of a multi-intervention approach.
The delivery models we use in mentoring and befriending:
One to one: one person mentors or befriends another.
Group: a group of people come together with shared aims and
objectives to learn, share and support each other.
One to many: an individual provides support for a number of people
either in a small group setting together or individually.
The delivery methods we use in mentoring and befriending:
Face to face: the participants meet in person.
Telephone: the use of telephone and telephone-conferencing -
often referred to as tele-befriending or tele-mentoring.
Internet-based: using electronic methods such as email to deliver
the support - often referred to as e-mentoring and e-befriending.