Social Cafe facilitators

Rochdale & District Mind run 3 social cafes across the borough, one at Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. Social Café’s are open to anyone over 18 and create an opportunity for people to meet with others who have experience of mental wellbeing issues so that they can share experiences and ask questions. They meet once a week, at a set time and location. Each Social Café is run by a team of 2 (minimum) volunteers. Between them, they facilitate the session, get the conversation started, make sure everyone has the opportunity to talk if they want to, and generally look out for people.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Rochdale & District Mind run 3 social cafes across the borough, one at Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. Social Café’s are open to anyone over 18 and create an opportunity for people to meet with others who have experience of mental wellbeing issues so that they can share experiences and ask questions. They meet once a week, at a set time and location.

Each Social Café is run by a team of 2 (minimum) volunteers. Between them, they facilitate the session, get the conversation started, make sure everyone has the opportunity to talk if they want to, and generally look out for people.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

We are looking for those with lived experience of mental health, who want to support others that are experiencing similar. Must be caring, emphatic and committed to helping others.

Great group volunteers do more listening than talking, and are comfortable listening to the experiences of others while paying attention to their own well-being and boundaries.

Areas of Interest: Mental Health
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Providing advice
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Managing people, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Rochdale and District Mind
Organisation Profile: We exist to ensure that people do not face mental health issues alone and can lead their lives free from stigma and discrimination. Over 90% of the people who contact us do so to ask for help with depression, anxiety and stress. We have over 130 clients contact us each month.
Charity number: 519916