What is befriending

Our befriending service has developed throughout the COVID 19 pandemic and provides a vital support to many isolated and vulnerable men across Wales.

We provide:

  • Regular contact – usually weekly telephone calls.
  • Trusted befrienders – our befrienders are a part of the Men’s Sheds Cymru team, and are well known and trusted through the shed network.
  • Builds confidence and resilience – our service helps been confidence and resilience that can be used to develop connectedness in the future.

Our Service

This is a free and confidential service for sheds members, their family and friends. This service has been funded by the Welsh Government.

Contact our advocates:

North: Tony Wan
07876 298998
[email protected]

South: Peter Jones
07818 588628
[email protected]


All information and communications between you and our Advocates will remain confidential unless you tell us something which leads us to believe you or someone else may be at risk of serious harm or abuse, or assisting a serious criminal offence – or if there is a court order for disclosure.