Action in Mind is a local mental health charity supporting people living with low to moderate, and severe and enduring mental health conditions across Forth Valley. Our services are focused on supporting people towards improved wellbeing and recovery, and for people with chronic and enduring mental illness, we support them in self-managing their symptoms and mental health to live safely and independently.
Our hub volunteers will build relationships with group service users and facilitate engagement. This role also requires the hub volunteer to propose group activities with the intention of building upon, or developing new, service user interests. These activities may include: cinema trips, gardening, walks or day trips (i.e. Falkirk canal). The hub volunteers will also play an active role in helping to improve the service users' self-confidence and motivation. Volunteers are required to commit to 2-4 hours per week for a period of 12 months.
Action in Mind is a community mental health charity supporting people experiencing low to moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression and people living with different chronic mental health conditions such as bipolar, borderline personality or obsessive compulsive disorders. We work across the Forth Valley, central Scotland, which includes urban areas around the cities and towns of Stirling, Falkirk and Alloa. We help people towards better mental health and well-being, and to lead lives without fear of mental health stigma and discrimination.
Experience required: Volunteers don't require any formal qualifications or experience. Attributes we look for include: good communication, planning and organisational skills, empathy and the ability to engage with a group.
Travel details: This opportunity is available in Stirling only but the organisation welcome volunteers from across the Forth Valley area.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Mandatory basic volunteer training is provided. Hub volunteers are required to attend support and supervision meetings at least once every 4-6 weeks for 30-45 minutes with the Hub Service Manager. Support is also available from other Hub volunteers.
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