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Social Connectedness Champion

  • VO80541


Description

As a Connectedness Champion, you will feel passionate about challenging social isolation and loneliness in the community. This volunteer role will help to deliver information to people who may be experiencing social isolation and loneliness and helping to challenge the stigma of social isolation and loneliness by promoting opportunities for social connectedness in a variety of settings. You will support ACUMEN/RAMH to increase the knowledge of social isolation and loneliness in the wider community.
This role will require the social connectedness champion to attend events organised by ACUMEN network and other community partners as well as the confidence to share with others what has worked for you. This role will also involve being out in the community to meet with other people with lived experience which will be mutually agreed with supervisor.

Organisation aims and objectives

RAMH is a voluntary organisation and a company limited by guarantee. We were established in 1978 and have been an active provider of services since 1990 and currently offers a variety of support to adults with mental Health problems in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and South Ayrshire. These include supported accommodation, counselling and day services

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RAMH Blackstoun Road Minimum 2 hours/Week

Restrictions

Over 18
Experience required: • Friendly, welcoming and empowering with good communication skills • Observant and sensitive to the needs of people in the community. • Reliable, punctual, honest and well organised • Able to work independently but with guidance and support • Confident at speaking in front of groups • Confident in writing about your ideas about and experience • Comfortable to travel on public transport • Able to support and plan activities in advance with the ACUMEN team.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Induction to the organisation of RAMH and role, opportunity to visit RAMH services Full training, including mental health first aid 12 weeks support and supervision Peer support network of other social connectedness champions
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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