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Would you like to use your experience of mental health issues to support others?

Support volunteers needed for Berkshire West Your Way in RG1

Berkshire West Your Way is part of the Together organisation, a national charity that works alongside people with mental health issues on their journey towards independent and fulfilling lives. We are seeking people to join our team of Peer Support volunteers.

As a peer support volunteer, you would use your lived experience of mental distress as a way to connect with and support others on their recovery journey.

What you might do as a Peer Support Volunteer…

  • 1-2-1 sessions with service users
  • Co-facilitate Self-Management Groups
  • Support with delivering training
  • Help with peer support interviews
  • Promote Berkshire West Your Way services in the local community.

Skills and qualities – we are looking for people who are friendly and comfortable about sharing their mental health experiences and able to contribute to being part of the Peer Support team. It’s important that our peer supporters are non-judgemental and open minded with a willingness to learn and a commitment to their own development and wellbeing.

This role offers peer support training and a supportive environment with regular supervision and training opportunities.

What our Peer Supporters say they get from the role….

  • It helps build confidence
  • Keeps me well by having somewhere to be
  • It’s good to use my difficult experiences for something positive
  • It’s good to feel part of a team
  • It’s useful to add to my CV and help with gaining employment
Contact person firstname
Carole Connolly ,
Lastname
Their phone number?
0118 966 0240
Contact instructions?
by email or phone during office hours
Location address line 1
1A Rupert Square
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 3HE

Map
Location description
Reading/Wokingham/West Berks
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
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?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Peer Support Training and on going training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Supervision / team meetings
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses
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?
6
Opportunity added on
11 April 2019

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