My name is Chris and I have been a Befriending Volunteer at Epilepsy Action for 1 year.
I chose to become a volunteer because previously I have received bullying, social isolation and mental health problems due to my own epilepsy. I enjoy being able to change this view by raising epilepsy awareness, supporting others connected to epilepsy and being empathetic.
As a volunteer, the Befriending service offers a good range of resources, dedicated, trained staff and supervision. We also get the chance to meet other volunteers as well.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.