Job: Open Access Peer Support Volunteers

Job type
Voluntary
Expiry date
14/09/2018
Salary
£0 (reasonable expenses paid)

Job details

  • Location: Beckenham, Bromley and Orpington sites.
  • 4 hours per week

Make a difference to people living with mental health problems by delivering practical, social and listening support as part of our Open Access service. Give four hours per week to provide a welcoming and safe space for people experiencing mental health difficulties to socialise and prevent isolation.

People who use Open Access may be living with anxiety or depression, be struggling after a traumatic experience, might have been recently discharged from hospital, or have recently moved into Bromley borough. Open Access offers tea, coffee and snacks, and encourages discussion, social and leisure activities, and signposts to other special interest groups.

What you will get as Open Access Peer Support Volunteer

Ongoing support, training, supervision and recognition will be provided for Peer Support Volunteers to help them get what they want from the experience. This could be as a path to paid employment with references, or to build self-esteem, help improve your own mental wellbeing or just to do something meaningful by supporting others.

We ask that Open Access Peer Support Volunteers:

  • have personal experience of managing your own mental health difficulties
  • have a friendly manner and good interpersonal skills
  • be good at listening
  • enjoy working within a team
  • have an ability to maintain appropriate boundaries
  • a commitment to attend training sessions
  • are reliable, consistent and dependable.

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

How to Apply

Please download and complete the Volunteer Application form and return by email to leona.patterson@blmind.org.uk

Closing Date

Friday 14th September 2018

Informal Interviews

tbc

Training Dates

September to October 2018 (tbc)

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