Mental Health Support Volunteer

Our mental health support volunteers provide practical support and assist service users at Basingstoke Foodbank locations by providing mental health advice and guidance. 

Main activities and tasks

Welcome drop in attendees from the foodbank

Have discussions around mental health and wellbeing

Signposting to local support services

Report any safeguarding concerns in accordance with our policy.

Role boundaries

A volunteer is NOT able to:

Give clients their own or other volunteer contact details

Solve any problems which may arise that are outside the role

Promise to keep secrets

Give advice or deal with individuals or agencies on behalf of a clients

Support clients where there are ongoing concerns around risk and/or domestic violence

Meet clients outside of the volunteering role or hours

Have a relationship of a non-professional nature with a client

Enter into a financial or business relationship with a client 

Training opportunities

Volunteer induction

On the job training

Safeguarding training

Day: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

Time commitment: 2 hours

Location: Monday - Basingstoke Town Centre (10.30-12.30)

                 Tuesday - Tadley (10.30-12.30) and Winklebury (12.30-2.30)

                  Wednesday - Brighton Hill (10.30-12.30)

                  Thursday - Sarum Hill (10.30-12.30) 

Reporting to: Wellbeing manager 


Mental health experience

Good communication skills


Confident in interacting with people of different backgrounds and experiences.

Confidence in having difficult conversations

Non judgemental Respectful Understanding the need for confidentiality


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When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 09/11/2023

End Date: 22/02/2024

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Afternoon No Yes No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No


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