Use your own lived experience to provide peer support to others working towards wellbeing
Support volunteers needed for Berkshire West Your Way in RG1
We are looking to recruit Peer Support Volunteers to provide one to one support, phone support and facilitate group sessions.
Peer support takes place when people with experience of mental distress support each other towards better wellbeing, as people of equal value and on a reciprocal basis, using their own lived experience as a tool for support.
We know from experience that peer support can help people to take huge strides forward in their recovery. People who have experienced mental health issues can offer privileged insight and understanding, and draw on their own experiences to help others.
All volunteers are offered a four-day training course and induction, plus additional group and phone support training.
Location address line 1
1a Rupert Square
Reading, West Berkshire or Wokingham
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
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
Any of these times
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedLikes team workHappy to work soloKeen learnerSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
4 days, plus induction
Description of support
Monthly supervisions and team meetings
Description of expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
7 October 2020