Epilepsy Connections is currently looking to meet with anyone who might be interested in becoming a trained Befriender. Befriending is about matching a person with epilepsy with a Befriender to spend time together to undertake an agreed social activity, which could be anything from going to the cinema to fishing! No previous knowledge or experience of epilepsy is needed as full training, induction and regular support will be provided.
How do I become a Befriender?
Contact Scott Coyne on 0141.248.4125 for an application pack and then attend an informal interview.
If accepted, we will carry out a full background evaluation including a disclosure check. You will then complete 10 Training Activity Packs including:
- Epilepsy Awareness
- Heart Start First Aid
- Child Protection
- Managing difficult situations
What is the time commitment?
Once you are matched with your befriendee, the normal commitment is 3-4 hours once a fortnight.
What’s in it for me?
- gain valuable transferable skills
- improve your awareness of epilepsy
- meet new people
- have regular support sessions with the Befriending Service Co-ordinator
- receive out-of-pocket expenses
- get a reference and be able to add experience to your CV
- mutual support with other befrienders.