Each volunteer/service user match is different but common aspects are: Each volunteer supports a re:discover service user to recover a sense of who they are by encouraging them to step outside their illness and discover/rediscover activities and interests they enjoy; volunteers work with service users as a whole person focussing on their talents, skills and assets rather than problems or needs; volunteers encourage service users to set 3 goals which they will work towards during their time with re:discover; volunteers act as a 'community bridge builder' supporting service users to step outside their comfort zones whilst providing support and encouragement; volunteers work with service users for a period of up to one year therefore we ask that volunteers commit to the project for one year.
Health in Mind promotes positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland. Our team of professional support staff and committed volunteers work in partnership to deliver a unique and wide ranging mix of individual and group support services.
Experience required: Lived experience of mental health issues welcome but not essential.
Travel details: In the Scottish Borders.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses.
Training details: There will be a 2 day training programme, after which, volunteers will be informed whether application has been successful.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer