Peer Support Volunteer

Peer Support Volunteers will support adults in Tameside that are experiencing mental health issues. You will spend 12 weeks engaging with a client helping them to access services in their community, to attend appointments and to get involved with activities that may improve their general well being.
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 volunteer will offer 12 engagements with clients who are adults in Tameside experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety and / or depression.

The peer support volunteer will support clients for up to 12 weeks and will require 2-3 hours of your time per week per client. It is important that you are able to commit to this time.

The role will involve weekly engagement with a client e.g. attending an appointment, attending a community activity, a doorstep engagement, a telephone support call, support to complete forms, support to access education, healthcare, employment, training/volunteering, access to resources to support wellbeing.

The role may have an element of lone working which will be monitored by staff of the project.

The role will be based on coaching and mentoring models – full training will be provided.

The role will be covid safe.

All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed to volunteers.

Full training will be given around the role.

Volunteers will need to be able to use zoom and attend mandatory trainings and supervision.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Training will be provided but having an understanding of mental health issues is beneficial

Areas of Interest: Community, Health and wellbeing, Mental Health, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work
What activities will the volunteer do? Coaching, Mentoring
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, Listening, Organising, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, 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.