Let's TALK Volunteer
Location convenient to the volunteer
07595 244 761
As a Let’s TALK Volunteer you would be a crucial member of a team raising awareness and challenging stigma and discrimination around mental health issues.
Volunteering is a great example of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing tool that integrates into the project and has a range of benefits that include:
Learning – new knowledge, experiences and skills (like those used in community mapping and presentations) that could lead you onto further training opportunities (like our Community Connectors Training) and the chance to gain qualifications.
Connecting – through enhanced communication skills and the chance to potentially shared lived experiences of the impact of stigma and discrimination on people’s lives but through maintaining boundaries and self care. The engagement role will also help to meet people and feel part of a community who are also keen to make a difference.
Being Active – By taking part in new challenges you can build your confidence and self esteem. This will help to change mind-sets and build the capacity of others to seek local support services in the community.
Taking Notice – regular supervision and reviews with the Let’s TALK Project Facilitator will allow the opportunity to review your progress and address individual needs or opportunities.
Giving – Volunteering is a chance to give back to others which is hugely rewarding.
You can be someone who can be a role model, offer peer support or signpost to local support services exemplifying the meaningful life still achievable.
Time and location flexible opportunity. No previous experience required. Suitable for: Age 16+
To find out more please contact Emma.Straughan@samh.org.uk or call 07595 244 761