Pathways Sessions Volunteer

This is a great opportunity for a volunteer to learn assessment skills and develop 1-1 communication skills as well as how to sign post and provide relevant information on services available to our clients. In this role, you will be the first person a client meets after their initial referral.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

. The role involves carrying out face-to-face and telephone Pathways sessions where you will be following a standard process of information gathering with our prospective clients that will define their journey in our services. The Pathways sessions will last a maximum of 25 minutes. The information gathered by you will include two self-assessment questionnaires, brief summary of reasons for referral and client history, exploration of any risk, equality and diversity information, client availability. In addition, you will be offering information to the client about the services available in the organisation in order to reach a decision around which service is right for them. The volunteer will be supported by the clinical support team in the occasion of risk and making final decisions on most appropriate service for client to access.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Communication skills and personal approach
• Understanding of client risk
• Awareness of TOG Mind services and local community
• Understanding of common mental health difficulties
• Ability to maintain time boundaries
(Some of the above skills will be the subject of specific service training)

Areas of Interest: Health and wellbeing, Mental Health
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Providing advice
Skills gained in this role: Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind
Organisation Profile: Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind is an innovative and dynamic organisation that provides helpful services promoting the well-being and improvement of the mental health of our clients. We have been around for over 30 years and our mission in life is to simply offer a service that’s best-in-class. We do this by providing a regularly refreshed and diverse range of activities and services that promote psychological and physical well-being, stimulating recovery and leading to people returning to a positive and active life in society and generally feeling much better. 1 in 4 of us will need help and support with our mental health at some point in our lives, so if you feel like you might be one of them, or know someone who’s struggling, you’ve come to the right place.