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Could you be a mental health support advocate?

Advocacy / Campaigning volunteers needed for SEAP Advocacy in RG30

We need volunteers to help our paid advocates supporting people accessing mental health services to be aware of their rights and to make sure their voice is heard by the mental health service providers.

You will:

  • Visit local mental health support groups to talk to individuals about the service
  • Shadow advocates until you are confident and capable to work directly-under supervision-with clients.
  • Support the advocates by entering information on the database, distributing leaflets and posters etc.

An exciting role to develop your communication and advocacy skills and learn more about supporting people with mental health issues. You may have experienced mental health issues yourself or supported family or friends who have, or have an interest in it as a future career.

We need a commitment of two half days a week for six months.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Jenny Lewis, Outreach Assistant Advocate
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0330 440 9000
Contact instructions?
Email or phone contact centre as above. I work Mons, Tues and Fridays.
Location address line 1
seAp
Line 2
Prospect Park Hospital
Line 3
Honey End Lane
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG30 4EJ

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
Part-time
What times and days of the week?
Mon-Fri daytimeMon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Two half days a week.
Task type?
Advocacy / Campaigning
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedDecisiveSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
On the job training, and then formal training after a period as a volunteer.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular supervisions, and mentoring by a colleague.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses reimbursed.
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
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
3
Opportunity added on
29 November 2016

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