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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.

Contact person firstname
Zoe Flack, Peer Support Co-Ordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 966 0240
Contact instructions?
Additional information on web page.
Location address line 1
1a Rupert Square
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 3HE

Location description
Reading, West Berkshire or Wokingham
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
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:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloKeen learnerSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
4 days, plus induction
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Monthly supervisions and team meetings
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
For travel
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?
10
Opportunity added on
7 October 2020

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