We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our newly established Safe Haven, a calm and safe space for individuals experiencing mental health crisis. The Safe Haven can provide practical and emotional support and may be used as an alternative to admission to statutory service if appropriate. As a peer supporter, you will be using your own experiences of mental health issues to support, encourage and inspire other people experiencing a mental health issue. By providing a role model and offering both understanding and support, you will help to raise others’ confidence, self-belief and aid their long term recovery. This may be in a group, social or one to one setting.
Hours: We would like to hear from anyone who is able to work up to 18.5 hours per week. This is for evenings 6.30 -8.30 pm and weekend afternoons 1pm-3pm. We are flexible with how many shifts you would like to work and this can be discussed at your interview. Salary: £9.22/hr
This role is for a 10 month fixed term contract. Please complete an Application Form, Word or PDF format, and email it to Samantha Richards, Adult Services Lead, [email protected]. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the closing date for applications is currently open ended and we will be in contact with candidates regarding interviews at a later date.
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An annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Although the coronavirus pandemic has stopped or changed many of the volunteering opportunities we would usually do, you can still get involved.
Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. They can:
• help to build a sense of belonging and self-worth
• give you an opportunity to share positive experiences
• provide emotional support