Peer Support Volunteer (Job Ref: 21053)

Position Categories: Midlands, new, Voluntary

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Volunteering

Closing Date: 02 May 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 21053CRJ

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Birmingham Hub and Spoke Services provide a recovery focused service for adults with mental health needs. The service has two “hubs”, one in the heart of Birmingham at Water Street (near Snow Hill station) and the other based in Northfield in South Birmingham. The hubs provide one to one support, social support and activities aimed at enhancing mental wellbeing. The service also provides a number of community based “spokes” at a number of city locations which have the aim of promoting social inclusion and acting as a bridge to our members accessing mainstream social activities and services.

Purpose of the role: As a Peer Support Volunteer, you will have lived experience of mental health related issues, and you will be able to use this to support and guide other people facing similar personal challenges. Peer mentors provide an essential role as they are able to draw on their own experience of mental ill health and recovery journey – using this to support and guide others on their own recovery journey. You will work with people on a one-to-one basis and as part of a group with the aim of supporting people to set personal goals on their road to recovery. This is an emotionally demanding role that can at times prove difficult – we can provide support with this and you will have regular supervision sessions with your named volunteer supervisor.

We also offer peer support specific training that is designed to equip you with the necessary skills for being a peer mentor. This role is open to people not accessing the service with personal experience of mental ill health and ex-members who have not accessed the service for at least six months.

Suggested Time Commitment: Ideally a minimum of 3 hours each week between Monday-Friday but this can be flexible. Dates and times to be discussed at the volunteer interview.

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