The Friendship Project

Have you been feeling lonely? Anxious? Or maybe overwhelmed and in need of a listening ear?

To have a friendly chat, please ring our reception on 07714 503 556 and we’ll get you set up with a volunteer who will call you at an agreed time for a friendly chat.


Our Volunteers can check-in with you for regular chats, you could arrange to meet up for a coffee at our premises in Oakham or maybe even go for a walk, the choice is yours.


It is so important to look after your Mental Health and practice self-care, if you feel that a volunteer could help you, get in touch!

N.B You must be over 18. Please note phone lines are not manned 24/7, we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. We are not trained counsellors and should not be used as such, for urgent help please follow this link.

Coffee Mornings/ Afternoons

Call in for a chat, a cup of coffee or tea and a biscuit. Become part of the community again, and make the centre your own safe place.

We have 2 regular sessions, the first is on Tuesday mornings and the second is on Thursday afternoons.

Everyone is welcome.

Tuesdays 10:30-12:30 and Thursdays 1-3pm

Parent and Baby Drop-ins

Are you expecting a newborn or already a parent and feeling overwhelmed? Have you been suffering from peri-natal depression or an ongoing mental health condition? Or have you been feeling alone and could benefit from a support network?

Pepper’s is here to support new parents looking to improve their mental wellbeing, share experiences, connect with others and combat any loneliness you may be feeling.

Join us for a hot drink and a chat with a lovely group of fellow parents (or those soon to be), with plenty of toys and activities to keep your little ones occupied.

Thursdays 10:00-12:00

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For dates and times for all of the above, please see