CLEAR Peer Volunteer

  • VO83862


Description

Community Lived Experience for Alcohol and drugs Recovery (CLEAR) provides peer support for people in Midlothian aged 18 and over with substance use problems who want to work towards positive mental wellbeing. Our volunteers are people with lived experience of substance use who are now in recovery.

The service also offers: a weekly drop-in focusing on activities, socialising and informal discussions around addiction and mental wellbeing and a dedicated women’s peer support worker, who can offer support, information and guidance to women with substance use problems, criminal justice and/or mental health issues in Midlothian.

Organisation aims and objectives

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 in Edinburgh, Midlothian / East Lothian and the Borders. In particular it seeks : To provide and enable the provision of Mental Health Services. To provide information on and understanding of all aspects of mental health. To influence mental health policies and campaign for mental health resources. To achieve its aims and objectives through consultation with all interested parties.

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Frequency and commitment details

Flexible

Restrictions

Experience required: Our volunteers have lived experience of substance use and are now in recovery, using this lived experience and the insights gained to accompany others on their own recovery journey.
Travel details: Community based in Midlothian
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses paid in line with our expenses policy.
Training details: Induction training and ongoing training and support are provided.

Last updated 3 months 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.