Parent and Infant Mental Health Team Volunteer (PIMH) Tameside and Oldham

Are you a parent? Would you like to receive specialist training to enable you to support families during the peri-natal period? Could you offer support to another parent over the phone and via video call?
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
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The Home Start Parent and Infant Mental Health Team (PIMH) work across Tameside & Oldham with families that have a child under the age of 2 and a parent that is experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues.
The aim is to support early relationships by matching families with volunteers trained in parent-Infant mental health. Home Start work very closely with their colleagues at The Early Attachment Service in Tameside, and Oldham’s Infant-parent service, also supported by Health Visiting.
This support is currently being offered remotely until they are able to safely begin home visits again.
Home Start also provide services for people that speak in Urdu, Mirpuri, Punjabi and Bengali.

The charity is particularly in need of new volunteers from the BAME communities. People that can speak more than one langauage. The would also like to recruit new male volunteers too.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

You are a parent

Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Families, Health and wellbeing, Mental Health, Race and Ethnicity, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Home, Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Counselling, Mentoring, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, Listening, Reasoning, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Automatic opening doors

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Home-Start Oldham, Stockport & Tameside
Organisation Profile: We are a local, independent charity operating in Oldham, Stockport & Tameside - one of 269 Home-Start schemes operating in the UK. At the heart of each Home-Start’s work are our home-visiting volunteers. Volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face by providing regular one-to-one emotional and practical support tailored to each family. A child’s early family life is vitally important in their development, and has a strong influence on their future life chances. Children who are raised in a stable, loving, family environment are more likely to have a positive and healthy future. Home-Start works because our volunteers are parents. They understand how hard it can be. They work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them learn to cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children. We also support families in groups, hold day trips and Christmas parties and help them to access local services, as well as lots of other support.
Charity number: 1135838