Description

Hearing Voices Network Dundee is dedicated to supporting people who hear voices. We offer self-help groups where people can talk openly about their voices with each other in a safe and understanding environment. This gives them an opportunity to share strategies for coping with their voices. We also offer a variety of therapeutic activities and a befriending project to support our members and volunteers.

We are looking for a committed volunteer to be part of our befriending service. The volunteer should be kind, compassionate and have a genuine interest in spending time with Voice Hearers, to help them engage positively in their communities.

Full duties and time commitment will be discussed and agreed at the initial meeting.

Organisation aims and objectives

To gather information about voices in order to help understand more about what the experience means. To develop ways to help people cope successfully with their voices, awareness raising in society. To bring voice hearers together to share experiences and ways of coping with their voices in a safe environment.

Restrictions

None.
Experience required: Enthusiastic, good listening skills, compassion, patience.
Travel details: The HaVeN, 216-222 Hilltown, Dundee, DD3 7AU.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 0.45 pence per mile for the uses of car and £3,80 for bus fares.
Training details: Induction trainig geared to befriend, Scottish Mental First Aid Certificated training and Person Centred Planning Training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 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.