Walking Befriending (People Know How)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Adults of all abilities

Who provides this?

  • People Know How


This project offers walking befriending to support people who are lonely to improve both their physical and mental health.

Once matched with a walking befriender, you can enjoy weekly social interaction, grow confidence and engage in activity for all abilities. Over time, you can build your confidence, reduce feelings of loneliness and improve your physical health.

People Know How is currently offering socially distanced walking befriending.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact Details

525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH5 2FF

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Type of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others


Black and minority ethnic communities
Healthy living
Housing, benefits, debt
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Older people
Substance use
Survivors of abuse

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