Keep Talking Services is a telephone befriending service where a student is paired with an individual to work with on a weekly basis. Calls can range from 20 minutes to however long your call lasts.
Many of our clients suffer from mental health issues which can result in exclusion from other befriending services due to risk but we strive to ensure that we carefully and safely can meet the needs of an individual.
We receive referrals from a variety of sources including local authority’s, self-referrals, social prescribing and much more.
Our aim is to be as inclusive as possible and to never turn our backs on someone but we recognise that there are at times where it is not beneficial to be receiving this service.
We will always try to come up with alternative options through collaboration with other agencies to ensure that the individual has something.
The charity itself was started in 2020 during the first national lockdown.
Based in Herne Bay, Kent.