Could you be a Peer Support Volunteer?

Support volunteers needed for Berkshire West Your Way in RG1

If you have personal experience of mental health issues and have received peer support training you could help others to move forward in their lives.

You could be involved in:

  • socialising with members at our afternoon drop-in
  • hosting social meet ups
  • accompanying people to appointments
  • helping them to keep on track with the goals that they have identified
  • helping with our outreach work at Prospect Park
  • co-facilitating the Peer Support Course

Peer support has always been at the heart of Reading Your Way’s service and we know from our members that talking to someone who can relate to your experiences makes a huge difference and this is why we train and offer opportunities for peer supporters.

On 2 February between 11am and 3pm we have a Peer Support Open Day at Reading Your Way.
If you would like to find out more about the training, as well as talk to our current Peer Supporters, we would love to see you.

On 26 February 2016 our next four day training course starts.

Contact person firstname
Carole
Lastname
Connolly
Contact person's position
Peer Support Co-Ordinator
Their phone number?
0118 958 0722
Location address line 1
Reading Your Way
Line 2
127 Oxford Raod
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 7UU

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
SociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
4 day Peer Support Training Course - 26 February, 4, 11 and 18 March 2016
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Induction to the organisation, Team Meetings, Supervision
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel costs and subsistence allowance as outlined in Volunteer Agreement
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Maximum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
6
Opportunity added on
21 January 2016