Community Friends Mentoring
CHIRP Community Health appreciates how feeling socially connected is fundamental to our sense of well-being. Our Community Friends Program aims to connect adults with other adult volunteers in the local community.
Loneliness can occur in any age. It may arise because of circumstances (being new to an area, or after a relationship breakdown) or it can be more enduring and persistent throughout an individual’s life. Loneliness can feel similar to depression, increasing anxiety and affecting our sleep. The impact on our emotional and our physical well-being is real.
Volunteers and their matches may work towards a goal such as going for regular walks, helping to find employment, going to medical appointments or they may simply catch up for a coffee and a chat.
If you would like to learn more about being a volunteer with the program, or if you would like to be matched with a volunteer to alleviate feelings of social isolation, please call us on 5479 1000.
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