Mental Health Peer Supporter (Alton)

Havant and East Hants Mind are recruiting volunteers for the role of Peer Supporter to work within our Adults Wellbeing Team.  As a peer supporter, you will be using your own experiences of mental health issues to support, encourage and inspire other people experiencing a mental health issue.  You will do this by planning and running group and activity sessions in line with the needs of participants to;

  • support participants to develop coping strategies and mechanisms that they will be able to apply in their everyday lives,
  • provide participants with tools and coping strategies to play a more active role within their communities, through participation in groups and activities

The main responsibility of this role is to support our wellbeing team with the facilitation of weekly peer support groups.  The opportunities are currently in Alton, Bordon and Petersfield.  There are many other key duties of a Peer Supporter to be undertaken in order to utilise and develop your pre-existing skills

What’s in it for you? The opportunity to share your own experiences, and help others on their recovery journey, Learn new skills and gain work experience which could help you progress your own career and work goals.  



Skills

We are looking for empathetic and compassionate individuals and it is strongly desired that applicants have lived experiences of mental health issues.  It is essential that applicants have understanding and appreciation of personal and professional boundaries.  Applicants must have excellent communication and listening skills in order to best support the needs of our service users.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 09/07/2020

End Date: 09/07/2021

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Availability Details

Weekly


Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.

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