Information Service Volunteer

  • VO32775


Description

Well-informed handle a range of public queries over telephone, email, and in person when visitors come to our Motherwell resource centre. We provide a resource of relevant literature on mental health which we make available to the public in answer to queries. Within this office we work alongside Experience Counts, a service which comprises peer support and community link workers. Well-informed should identify if people might be suited to these services. Additionally we deliver an information service throughout North Lanarkshire and signpost to services in the area which may help to provide social engagement.

Well-informed volunteers attend regular information stalls at libraries, health and arts centres to promote our service, engage with the public and provide literature addressing relevant mental health issues. Volunteers might also work within our office: answering queries and performing administrative tasks such as logging enquiries and organising resources. Volunteers might also support our community link and peer support workers in delivering mental health awareness presentations and providing recovery groups. Volunteers will have an opportunity to undertake further relevant training, specific to working in mental health.

Within these parameters, the role can be tailored to a volunteer’s specific interest and we welcome applicants with lived mental health experience. All would be applicants are welcome to contact our information officer should they have any further queries regarding the role.

The Well Informed Info Service office has wheelchair access.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Well Informed Information Service provides a relaxed and informal facility for people enquiring about local mental health and wellbeing in the North Lanarkshire area.

Availability

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Our office hours are Mon - Fri 9 - 5pm and stalls run regularly throughout North Lanarkshire. Volunteers may commit to 2 - 6 hours a week in our resource centre and /or deliver stalls as and when required.

Restrictions

• A basic understanding of mental health issues • Ability to listen and respect the support and guidance of staff and volunteers PVG Scheme Membership is required for this role.
Experience required: Volunteers will be given a full induction and may attend further training as their role develops or out of personal interest.
Travel details: Our office address is 62 Windmillhill Street Motherwell, and we provide stalls and help to facilitate groups and presentations across locations in North Lanarkshire. Volunteers may work within our office or travel to the stalls and events most accessible to them. Travel expenses will be provided.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses will be provided.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Tasters and training are available upon request.
Training details: Initial induction training which includes the following: SAMH volunteer training; customer service skills training; mental health mind-set training; and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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