We are looking for Group Support Volunteers for activities at our vibrant and engaging Mental Health adn Wellbeing service at our Yardley Hub.

Our Yardley Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub service provides support for individuals with severe and enduring mental health needs. The Wellbeing Hubs offer a combination of one-to-one goal planning, personalised interventions, structured sessions, therapeutic activities, peer support and community social groups. This support is delivered both online and face-to-face.

The Group Support Volunteer role will involve planning and preparing group activities, and helping to facilitating activities alongside a member of staff. Activities can be varied and may involve supporting in social groups, creative activities, or activities focused on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Where possible our activities are adjusted to meet the needs of the individuals taking part.

Volunteers will be responsible for welcoming individuals into the session, encouraging them to engage in the activity and supporting in the running of the activity. Volunteers will gain hands on experience of supporting individuals with mental health needs and the reward of seeing individuals engage and benefit from the activity.

To support you in your role you will be offered training and regular supervision with an assigned supervisor.

Volunteer Duties:

- Welcome individuals into the service and complete necessary sign in procedures
- Set up activity spaces ahead of time.
- Facilitate group activities encouraging all individuals to engage in the session.
- Listen non-judgementally to individuals and offer advice and signpost as appropriate.
- Raise any concerns, particularly around safety of the individuals accessing our services, to a member of the staff team.
- Support with any general admin duties, including answering telephone calls, ensuring the space remains
presentable and support staff with the cleaning and securing of the building.
- Offer light refreshments and create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

You can apply via our website https://www.creativesupport.co.uk/volunteers/ 
or if you would like more information please contact us [email protected]  0161 236 0829

Closing date 10/04/2023