Replenish U.K. provides a voluntary one to one befriending service for adults with mental health problems living in the community within the  Maldon area and adjoining districts.

Befriending is a means of reducing isolation that so often accompanies the experiences of mental illness. By building up and maintaining a close relationship, social skills and confidence can be rediscovered and nurtured.

Each relationship is effectively a union of what the referred person needs and that which a befriender can offer. Many relationships can become genuine, warm and close friendships. Talking together or visits to the local café  can develop into shopping trips, regular walks in the local park or countryside and other outings.

Replenish tries to match you with  a compatible friend from within their own team of volunteers or will link you in with a local pastoral  team from within the local faith communities.

Replenish also offer other services and you will be given information about these at your initial meeting. We also have links with other organisations that may be able to help you. We want to offer you the best pastoral care and we will do an initial visit to access your needs and discuss what services we are able to offer you.

There are  no charges for the services of Replenish . Minimum referral age is 18 years and there is no upper age limit. Befrienders of the opposite sex cannot be provided.

Our aim is to ensure that we find the right volunteer based on strengths, personality and interests, whilst also considering location.

We accept self-referrals, referrals from friends and family and referrals from health professionals. Referrals should be 18 years of age or above and live in the Maldon and surrounding areas.

Please download and complete our referral forms, scan them and return them to

Alternatively please email or ring us and we can send you a referral form in the post.