Let's Talk Volunteers (VN040)

  • VO73460
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Let’s TALK project is looking to challenge stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health; encourage people to think about their mental health; introduce self-management techniques to enhance recovery; support people struggling with their mental health.
Let’s TALK Volunteers will seek to engage with communities across Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire. These areas have been chosen due to their poor levels of mental health, high suicide rates, long waiting lists for mental health services and due to the fact that they are areas of high deprivation

Let’s TALK Volunteers will connect directly with people through engaging activities in order to help identify ways participants can take control of their lives and their treatment and raise awareness of the local support available to them, through training, information and signposting, helping to improve lives.

Volunteers will be key in the co-production and delivery of the Let’s TALK project and ultimately in tackling the issues surrounding stigma and discrimination associated with poor mental health.

The post requires a pvg check, which SAMH will organise prior to an individual taking up a volunteering opportunity with us.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is Scotland’s leading mental health charity. Established in 1923, SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, sport and physical activity; inform our policy work to influence positive social change.

Restrictions

Travel details: Initially home-based until any changes to restrictions later this year
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket travel expenses.
Training details: Induction and briefing will be provided as standard.

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