Useful Information

Useful Links


Our trained volunteer befrienders are here to offer companionship to LGBTQ+ community members and offer a friendly ear in a relaxed environment.

People who would like this type of support will be matched to a volunteer befriender, who is interested in helping people who might be feeling socially isolated, in need of low-level support and to want to gain greater understanding of looking after their health and well-being, by increasing social interactions and networks.

You can meet with your befriender in person, over the phone or online via video calls, it’s whatever works best for you and your volunteer befriender.


We take referrals from individuals; GPs and the NHS; voluntary or statutory services, or colleges and universities.
A person who is interested in receiving befriending sessions will be invited in for an initial informal meeting with the befriending coordinator, to learn more about how the befriending service works and to make sure this service is suitable for them; otherwise, we have a range of services that we can refer and signpost into.


For more information about gaining Befriending support please contact Sian Finn, our Befriending Coordinator by calling 0121 643 0821 or by e-mail at

Useful Information

If you have any enquiries, questions, or if we can help in any way, we’d love to hear from you 

Sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest news and updates

Birmingham LGBT will use the information you provide on this form to keep in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing via email.