It’s opportunities galore at MIND for March! MIND are seeking individuals who can provide support as:
- Well being service volunteers
- Information Line volunteers
- Talking Space volunteers
Below is an introduction to each role, what to expect and what is required.
Well being service volunteer: As a Well being Service Volunteer your role is to provide empathy to people experiencing mental health difficulties. You help members of MIND’s support groups to get the most out of them by making them feel welcome, using interests you may have in arts, film, cooking etc. to engage members and teach new skills, and encouraging a supportive atmosphere.
Information Line volunteers: The Information Line Service offers information about mental health and local services via a dedicated telephone line, email service and website. You will help to answer a range of mental-health related queries via the helpline and email and in return gain an in-depth knowledge of the range of mental health services available in Oxfordshire.
Talking Space: TalkingSpace is the talking therapy service for people in Oxfordshire who are suffering from mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression. The service (provided by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Oxfordshire Mind) delivers Managing Depression and Managing Anxiety Classes.
TalkingSpace volunteers provide practical support at the classes by:
- Helping set up the room for classes
- Helping people to complete and return questionnaires & feedback forms
- Liaising with venue staff
- Participating in class debrief
Due to the nature of the roles above a DBS check and references are required for this role. Full training is provided and you will be supported throughout.
How to find out more: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a volunteer application form and more information.