Face 2 Face Befriending is a peer support service offering families in Brighton and Hove support around the time of diagnosis or new challenges.
The project is delivered by a team of volunteers, all parents of children with additional needs, who receive intensive training and ongoing supervision.
Initially the coordinator sets up a home visit and parents are then matched with a befriender. Face 2 Face can support parents flexibly for up to 6 months. This might range from weekly to less frequent visits or just keeping in touch via text and email.
For more information contact the project’s coordinator Amanda Mortensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07917887526
Face 2 Face support groups
As well as one support, Face 2 Face also runs groups. These include:
- a dads group (monthly on the last Thursday of the month)
- a club for under 7s with autism or going through assessments (on the second Saturday of the month)
We also support a PRESENS (preschool special educational support service) group for under 5s every term-time Monday.