New Bridge are delighted to be able to continue training new befrienders. Normally we lay a firm emphasis on direct contact with our new volunteers, with one- to -one interviews and group training usually at our Brixton office. Because of current regulations and public health advice we have developed a new approach.

Applicants are interviewed by phone or on Zoom.

Online training has been  developed and piloted, with 22 new befrienders trained during the summer. Training is delivered to small groups on Zoom,  in three sessions of 2.5 hours. Please note that applicants must have access to a computer with camera  and microphone. No cost is involved for applicants in using Zoom.

After training volunteers join a support group . These regional groups continue to meet monthly as ' virtual' groups. We look forward to a time when groups will again be able to meet face to face.

Thank you for your interest in New Bridge and we look forward to hearing from you .

The New Bridge Team 15/10/20