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Tandem provides one-to-one befriending outside of the home to people in the immediate Oxford area who have been through a period of mental ill-health and are looking to rebuild their lives. We are currently supporting up to 20 befriending partnerships on a weekly basis. We regret that, at present we can only accept referrals of people living in, or very close to, Oxford.

Karen and Sarah

Training for volunteers: We are now looking to train up volunteers in mental health awareness and befriending skills. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender with Tandem please get in touch at: http://enquiries.tandembefriending@gmail.com


Referrals: Please contact  us at enquiries.tandembefriending@gmail.com if you would like to discuss referrals to the service of people living in, or very close to, Oxford. We are now recruiting volunteers in order to set up new partnerships. See our About Tandem page to see what partnerships can do for people.

If you are interested in helping Tandem to continue its valued work, by offering us some time, or supporting us by giving a donation, we hope you will find the information you need on this website.

Tandem Social Group

In addition to our individual partnerships, some of our befriendees and befrienders participate in a weekly social group that goes to various places of interest in the local area.

Here is an example on what the group did in one month.

Tandem social group