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Would you like to use your experience of mental health? Join our peer support team

Support volunteers needed for Berkshire West Your Way in RG1

Would you like to be part of our Peer Support Team?

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.

Purpose of the Role:
To 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 support session with clients
  • Co-facilitate self-management groups
  • Support with delivering training
  • Support with peer support interviews
  • Community outreach to tell others about peer support

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.

What does the role offer:

  • Free peer support training.
  • Regular supervision and team meetings.
  • An encouraging and supportive environment.
  • On-going training and development.

 

Contact person firstname
Carole Connolly, Peer Support Volunteer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 966 0240
Contact instructions?
Week days 9am - 5pm
Location address line 1
1A Rupert Square
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 3HE

Location description
Reading, Wokingham & West Berkshire
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
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:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Peer Support Training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Team Meetings and regular supervision
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses/food 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?
5
Opportunity added on
20 June 2019

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