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

Support volunteers needed for Reading Your Way in RG1

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 at Reading Your Way. It is important that our peer supporters are non-judgemental and open minded with a willingness to learn and a commitment to their own personal development and wellbeing.

What you might do as a Peer Supporter:
– 1-2-1 sessions with clients
– co-facilitate peer support groups
– support with delivering peer support training
– facilitate social meet ups
– help with interviewing
– outreach to promote RYW services in the community

The role offers:
– Free 4 day Peer Support Training Course
– an encouraging and supportive environment
– regular supervision and team meetings
– personal development opportunities through training
– variety of opportunities to be involved at all levels within the organisation.

What our Peer Supporters tell us they get from the role:
– It helps to build confidence
– Keeps me well by having somewhere to be and something to do
– It’s good to use my difficult experiences for something positive
– It’s great to add to my CV

Does this sound interesting?
Would you like to find out more?
Perhaps you are ready to apply!

Applications are being taken now and up to 20th October 2017.
The four day training course starts on 3/10/17/24 November

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Carole Connolly, Peer Support Co-Ordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 966 0240
Contact instructions?
Office Hours if phoning
Location address line 1
1A Rupert Square
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 3HE

Map
Location description
Reading, Wokingham & West Berkshire
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:
Self organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
4 day peer support training course and induction as well as ongoing supervision and training.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Supervision. Team Meetings. Training
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
6 September 2017

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