Description

NEEDS - North East Eating Disorder Support (Scotland) is looking for volunteer facilitators, 1 evening per month, for our monthly support group meeting for those who are suffering from an eating disorder, as well as for our carers who are supporting someone with an eating disorder, either in person or from a distance (e.g., a family member at university or living elsewhere).

Have you suffered from an eating disorder and been fully recovered for at least 2 years, or have you had experience of caring for a family member or friend who has suffered from an eating disorder and who is now fully recovered or who is still suffering from an eating disorder having had it for several years?

If the answer is yes, are you someone who can and is willing to support others in this journey, who can always observe confidentiality, be empathetic, kind, and non-judgemental, be a good listener, be sensitive to those who are not yet able to share, and who can demonstrate the value of self-care. Volunteers should be aware that their social media profiles may be examined to ensure that these are compatible with the aims of our charity.

Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month 7.30-9.00pm at The Macrobin Centre, Royal Cornhill, Hospital. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For further information please contact Irene Kerr, Charity Administrator at email: gram.needsadmin@nhs.scot or telephone: 07789888345.

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Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month 7.30-9.00pm at The Macrobin Centre, Royal Cornhill, Hospital.

Restrictions

Experience required: -Experience of Eating disorders either as a recovered sufferer (minimum of 2yrs in recovery) or as a carer. -Good listener. -Empathetic. -Kind & Caring. -Non-judgemental.
Travel details: Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month 7.30-9.00pm @ The Macrobin Centre, Royal Cornhill, Hospital. Volunteers would be required to make their own way to the support group meetings. Travel Cost can be reimbursed if required.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers would be reimbursed by cheque each month. Travel receipts would be required for accounting purposes.
Training details: Relevant training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers. Includes induction and ongoing support from existing volunteer facilitators. Supervision sessions from psychologist based within Royal Cornhill Hospital.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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