Head Space Volunteer

Head Space Plymouth

Name: Head Space Volunteer
Organisation: Head Space Plymouth
Location: Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre, Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 2PQ
Type: Part Time
Volunteers would need to be able to demonstrate reliability and commitment to initial induction and training, as well as on going service delivery Induction and training will be provided and then the volunteer will be introduced to the service and allocated suitable sessions on the weekly rota

Description

Head Space offers an out-of-hours service for people who consider that they are approaching a mental health crisis. The service aims to provide a non-clinical setting with a safe, calm and structured environment, where individuals can go to access peer support.
Staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide support in both 1:1 and group settings, with the goal of de-escalating crises, setting achievable goals and (where appropriate) working with the Wellness Recovery Action Plan. Onward referrals/signposting will take place as required.

People who have experienced mental health issue, or care for those in mental health distress, can offer a privileged insight and understanding and draw on their own experiences to help others.

Get involved, develop skills, help the wider community and be a positive part of change

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Organisation Description

Head Space offers an out-of-hours service for people who consider that they are approaching a mental health crisis. The service aims to provide a non-clinical setting with a safe, calm and structured environment, where individuals can go to access peer support.

Staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide support in both 1:1 and group settings, with the goal of de-escalating crises, setting achievable goals and (where appropriate) working with the Wellness Recovery Action Plan. Onward referrals/signposting will take place as required.

People who have experienced mental health issues, or care for those in mental health distress, can offer a privileged insight and understanding and draw on their own experiences.

Get involved, develop skills, help the wider community and be a positive part of change.


When

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Mental Health
  • Mentoring

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Befriending and Buddying

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Some lived experience of Mental health issues to inform their volunteering role


Benefits

Training and support
Engaging with a like minded and supportive team of staff and volunteers
Experience and confidence
the possibility of paid roles becoming available

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: All volunteer expenses are covered
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Comprehensive induction and training is provided
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: A full range of mandatory training will be provided by skilled external trainers, and in house peer support. access to online skills training
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, References