Mindset Befriender (Mental Health Support)

  • VO84398


Description

Across West Dunbartonshire, many people live alone and can often feel isolated.
Life can be tough. We will all live through a mental health issue at some point. Some of us cope alone. Some of us turn to family and friends. For others, it can be more of a struggle without anyone to turn to. You could be the person who provides that vital support.

Maybe you have lived through the feeling yourself. Maybe you have supported a family member or friend, or maybe you have some learned skills you would like to share. With your help, someone in our community could feel supported, less alone and more able to face things. If this sounds like you, all we ask is a few hours every week of your time, over a year.

The aim of the APEL initiative is to support people to feel they are involved in their communities and build their confidence to be as active as they can - we need your help to make it happen.
People participating in the Mindset Service have worked with us to highlight some key things that matter to them and that they think could help make their life happier and healthier.
We need you to help them achieve that. We will ask you to keep in touch, meet up and maybe go along to a service or activity until the person feels confident to go alone.

In return you will have the satisfaction that your support has made all the difference in someone else’s life. Please help us.
You will understand that for everyone safety you will be asked to go through a PVG (police) check.

Due to Covid we have had to have a flexible approach to our opportunities so depending on the restrictions that are active at any point the opportunities may come under one of the following options:

Open for recruitment and placement
Open for recruitment and risk assessed placement activity
Open for some recruitment and some risk assessed placement activity
Open for some recruitment but currently closed to placement activity
Closed for all recruitment and placement activity

Organisation aims and objectives

As a Third Sector Interface, WDCVS holds a unique position in supporting, promoting, developing and representing volunteering and sector activity across West Dunbartonshire.

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2 - 4 hours per week

Frequency and commitment details

6 months - ongoing

Restrictions

Experience required: With your help, we can fight the stigma that still exists around mental health. We need you to be a good listener, help build the confidence that encourages people to find what’s right for their lives and have the ability to laugh at the world and all its barriers!
Travel details: Clydebank, Dumbarton & Alexandria
Minimum age: 25

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 10 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.