Stand Together Network

Stand Together Network (STN) focuses on four main areas of mentoring and befriending:

Tutorial: Re-enter education, find employment, develop a career

Changing behaviour: Improve relationships, reduce unwanted behaviour, help integrate into the community

Expanding opportunities: Develop personal skills, build confidence, establish life goals

Support: Build trust, encourage resilience, reduce isolation

We offer a specialist befriending project aimed at women from BAMER communities and new emigrants who are settling in the UK but find themselves marginalised and unable to identify with their new environment.

  • We offer Call in Time Telephone Befriending by our befriender will phone at the agreed time for a chat
  • Face to face Befriending services; this often involves befrienders visiting our beneficiaries in their home, perhaps for a cup of tea and a or accompanying them to an activity (such as a trip to a cafe or the theatre). In some cases, a volunteer may accompany the older person to an occasional hospital or doctor’s appointment.

Participants are matched according to gender, language, ethnicity, and the personal issues they need to address. A peer mentor can serve as a helping hand, a sounding board, and a referral service – providing support, encouragement, and information.  Skills & Training Network mentors are fully acquainted with our service policies; they can give support in developing ICT, English, Basic Skills, Employability Skills, and others, etc.

Each Peer Mentoring program is unique and tailored to the needs of the trainee.  All STN mentors are familiar with our rules and procedures and if unsure of the circumstances can direct the novice to someone in authority who can properly address their concerns.

All STN befrienders and mentors are volunteers and freely give their time to help others. If you would like to contribute to our cause by making a donation, please go to our contacts page for the relevant information.

STN provides regular networking opportunities for our service users to meet; share experiences; exchange information, ideas, and research. We also host an annual conference for coordinators, when we try to address emerging social policy themes relevant to the sector.

We also offer a specialist befriending project aimed at women from diverse communities who are settling in the UK but find themselves marginalised and unable to identify with their new environment. Some have few visitors and feel detached from society; this can create various psychological issues which may lead to depression with its many negative repercussions.

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