Peer Talk Volunteer Facilitators
We are a mental health charity with 4 groups already well-established in the area. We are launching a new group in Thornaby in February.

https://www.peertalk.org.uk/index.php/index.php/volunteer-with-us/applic

What You'll Do: 

You will facilitate at our meetings in Thornaby-we always have two facilitators at each meeting.  Meetings take place at Thornaby Methodist Church every Wednesday from 7.30 to 9 pm. 

 

You will be a good listener and very empathetic.

 

We don't judge anyone and it is a free service-there is no waiting list!

Why You'll Love It: 
You will get to know the people in your group..and get a great buzz from helping them to help each other
What You'll Learn: 
Your listening and communication skills will improve and you will meet a real cross-section of people who need our help.
What We're Looking For: 
We are looking for volunteers who can commit for 12 months-attending 4 or 5 meetings on every three month rota. The sustainability of a PeerTalk Support Group depends on the commitment, personal qualities and enthusiasm of the people who volunteer as Facilitators. These personal qualities include: Being a good listener. Being able to show compassion and empathy. Being non judgmental Having common sense. Having a strong sense of commitment. Being able to present balanced viewpoints. Having a willingness to learn. Having a sense of humour. Being able to keep a confidence. Having good communication skills. Being respectful of others. Having enthusiasm for this area of mental health and for the work of PeerTalk. Being a good team player. Being a person of integrity. All Support Group Facilitators will undertake a DBS check and have an appropriate awareness of safeguarding issues related to fulfilling the role.  
Summary
Volunteering
Mental Health
Young People
Older People
Crisis Support
Stockton
52 Weeks Minimum
0 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Problem Solving
Teamwork/Collaboration
Time Management
Empathy
Requirements: 
DBS check
Over 18
Phone Interview
Training

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