Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) can leave you feeling lonely, isolated and vulnerable whether you’re a patient, loved one or family member. One way that Burning Nights CRPS Support is trying to combat this is with our virtual befriending service.
What is Virtual Befriending?
Do you feel that you’re the only one affected by CRPS? This is something we want to change. You’re not alone in this journey.
Burning Nights CRPS Support is now offering a friendship service where one of our team of volunteers will either offer to telephone you every week or have a one to one chat on Zoom online. All of this is from the comfort of your own home.
This isn’t a counselling service, but a friendship service where you can chat with someone who understands the condition; CRPS either as a patient or as a partner or loved one.
Who is the virtual befriending service for?
All our services are available for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome patients, their families, partners, carers and friends. The virtual befriending service is now different. However at the moment you need to be 18 years of age or over.
If you’re feeling that you’re alone on the CRPS journey, please know that you’re not and we’re here to make sure you don’t feel alone.
Our virtual befriending service is not a counselling service but more of a friendship service. You must:
- be over 18 years of age
- have your own landline or mobile phone
- be able to hear and be understood over the phone
- commit to a regular call each week
- live/reside in the United Kingdom
If you wish to volunteer to be a befriender you also have to live/reside in the United Kingom.