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Befriend Social Network Perth Pages

Belonging is a basic human need – we all need to feel connected to other people and the world around us.

Almost every person, at some point in their life, may feel alone. It might last a day, a week, a month… Imagine if you felt alone every day, month after month, year after year. There are people who don’t have any genuine friendships; no-one to connect to or build relationships with. Being socially isolated has huge ramifications for one’s mental health, which filters into all aspects of life and as a result, there are many people who feel they are not living a good life. Adverse health outcomes include depression, anxiety, other mental illnesses, alcohol and drug problems, poor quality of life, and suicide.

In 2010, a group of passionate young people in Perth founded Befriend Inc. to create opportunities for all West Australians to be part of the community, feel accepted and valued, and experience good quality of life. Today, Befriend Inc continues to be run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about leading social change, working towards a society where all individuals are valued as equals and have the opportunity to engage in satisfying relationships and meaningful social experiences.

Social connection is important for everyone, so don’t be a stranger, get involved today!

In case you're curious, this is how we roll...

  • Friendships are a natural thing. We can’t promise you that you will get friends by being a Befriend member, but what we can promise is that we will help create some opportunities for you to meet new people. What happens next is up to you!

  • We understand that everyone is different – we don’t just accept it, we celebrate it! Diversity is what makes the world beautiful. All we ask is that you treat others how you would expect to be treated.

    And this is how we do it (plus some other bits and pieces)...

    • Each month a new schedule of events will be posted. You are welcome to attend any activities that interest you. Please be sure to RSVP! We also organise a few larger events for all members, friends and family.

    • Check out the Befriend website and make sure you sign up to our monthly newsletter to stay in the loop!

    • Befriend Inc won’t be around forever. This means we don’t want you to rely on us to plan your social calendar. If you meet some cool people that you’d like to get to know further, we encourage you to plan your own social get-togethers.

    • Asking someone for their contact details to catch up again can be scary...but the worst they can say is no. Maybe you’ll catch them again at another Befriend event to get to know them a bit better!

    • Being nervous is just a sign that says you're doing something new or different from what you're used to! Don't let it stop you! Embrace it!


      Always take care when meeting new people you don’t know much about – you all know about stranger danger. Be sure to protect yourself and your personal information. We don’t want to scare you, it’s just better to be safe than sorry

      We are dedicated to the ongoing monitoring, evaluation and amendment to our initiatives to achieve the best results for you. If you ever have any questions, comments of feedback, we want to hear from you.

      smileMost importantly, just be yourself! That’s the person we want to get to know. smile

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