Lee Mill - Activities support volunteer

Livewell Southwest

Name: Lee Mill - Activities support volunteer
Organisation: Livewell Southwest
Location: Lee Mill Hospital, Beech Road, Lee Mill, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9HL
Type: Part Time


Are you interested in the outdoors? Do you have a flair for art? Would you like to share your passion and skills with patients? Lee Mill hospital is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support their occupational therapists in a range of activities from cycling, swimming and hiking to creative arts activities such as photography, painting or music.

Lee Mill is a low secure unit which promotes the recovery of men who have severe and enduring mental health needs and/or learning difficulties.

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Organisation Description

Livewell Southwest is an independent social enterprise, providing integrated Health & Social Care for people in Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for those living in Devon and Cornwall.

Livewell Southwest is at the forefront of integrating health and social care. What this means is that we are starting to deliver care for people in new ways that are more efficient, with professionals who would have previously worked in individual teams now working together. This new way of working helps us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place, at the right time.

Our vision at Livewell Southwest is to help the local population to be physically and mentally well, to get better when they are ill and to remain as independent as they can to the end of their lives. In essence, our vision is to support people to be safe, well, and at home.


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You will need to be open-minded, patient, sympathetic and have a wish to help men who may have had difficult life experiences.


Volunteering at Lee Mill hospital will help build your team working skills, communication and bring other rewards such as helping others develop new skills, build their confidence and self esteem. If you are interested in mental health/healthcare as a career, then this will give you a valuable insight into how mental health units run.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Travel expenses are reimbursed up to an agreed limit
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Yes - we offer three mandatory sessions plus the opportunity to complete MHFA training
Other: NA

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