Description

Dundee Service User Network (S.U.N) is a group set up to ensure that people with a lived experience of mental health difficulties are involved in the development of Dundee’s mental health service. We have a twice weekly drop in to provide a more informal and relaxed opportunity for people to discuss wider mental health issues with like minded individuals. We have various activity groups (Arts & Crafts, Guitar Group and Gardening Group. We hope to offer a choir and writing group in the future) and regular events and talks.

We are providing a rewarding opportunity for non-judgemental individuals to further develop their skills by providing a friendly face and ear to our network members, supporting social activities, setting up and leading various group projects and learning skills to support adults with a lived experience of mental health conditions to be meaningfully involved in services. Additionally if you have a special skill (art, music/singing, creative writing, gardening, exercise etc) there may be opportunities to start a new group.

For those that are interested, there will be times when additional opportunities will present, such as supporting the project coordinator at outreach mental health services when collecting data (for example from questionnaires) and at various awareness raising events.

Organisation aims and objectives

The voice of the Voluntary Sector with a strong and diverse membership. Dedicated and experienced staff providing support, development advice, facilitating networks as well as sharing news and information. We also provide office space to rent, room hire, grant finder services, administration services and much more.

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We are looking for a minimum commitment of 3.5 hours a week, ideally for a minimum of a 6 month period

Restrictions

Experience required: All skills are welcomed by the network and specialist skills may lead to an opportunity for you to run a group, based on the interest of the network members. We are looking for friendly and reliable individuals with good communication skills who are non-judgemental and are motivated to use their initiative in a dynamic environment. An experience of working with vulnerable groups and the issues that may commonly affect them would be desirable but is not essential.
Travel details: This opportunity is based at ‘The Friary’, City Church Dundee in their community rooms (we are not affiliated). 'The Friary' is just off the A923 Lochee Road on the corner of Tullideph Road and City Road. BUSES Number 9, 10, 17, 28, 29, 51, 57 and 59 buses stop within 100 metres or so of The Friary on either Tullideph Road, Lochee Road or City Road. Information on bus routes and a route planning map are available on dundeetravelinfo.com. Our on-site car park offers parking for up to 30 cars. There is also plenty of parking space on Tullidelp Road.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be provided in the form of a bus pass or mileage
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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