What is Companionship?

Companionship is a ministry of presence, a relationship responding to isolation and suffering and supportive of healing and recovery. Companionship welcomes the stranger, building a circle of care with individuals who are facing emotional and mental health challenges.  Companionship is rooted in our natural capacities as human beings to be sensitive, compassionate and concerned.

There are Five basic principles of Companionship

  1. Companionship is a basic human relationship between two equals

  2. Companionship is a response to suffer; it is not about “fixing it”

  3. Companionship is a Public Relationship

  4. Companionship aims for mutuality

  5. Companionship recognizes our need for a circle of care and support