Referrals for one to one befriending can come from anyone working with a young person, aged 8-14, living within East Lothian. They can be care experienced, have difficulties at home, school or in the community. This can include, for example; behavioural issues, bullying, drug & alcohol misuse, abuse, disengagement from school, mental health challenges, and bereavement.

Matches are made according to best fit for the volunteers that we have available at the time and we do not keep a waiting list.

If you would like to make a referral for our befriending group work programmes, please also get in touch to find out what we currently have available.




The first step is to contact me to discuss the young person’s needs and how we can best help.


My name is Sally Harris.  I am the #engagebefriending coordinator.
To get in touch, my email address is