North Dublin Befriending Service

Archive for June, 2013

NDBS trip to Wicklow Dog Pound (not), 15 June 2013!

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

On Saturday, 15th June, NDBS took a group of members to Wicklow. The Gardai kindly supplied us with a bus and even when The G8 commandeered said bus, the boys in blue found us a replacement. They also gave us the very cheerful Tom to drive us. The sun shining after days of rain bode […]

Survey: Mental Health Service Users experiences of stigma when accessing medical care

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Physical health problems of service users may often go unnoticed. This may be because there is a tendency for health concerns to be confused with, or dismissed as, symptoms or experiences of mental ill health. This research aims to explore views on reporting physical symptoms or how stigma may affect their reporting of physical symptoms. […]

Testimony from one of our wonderful Volunteers

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

I have been volunteering with the befriending service for a while now and find it just as worthwhile and rewarding as when I first started. The value of befriending someone is something we tend to misunderstand. I have found that givingĀ even an hourĀ a week to socialise with and listen to someone, who may not feel […]