Volunteer Facilitators for a Peer Support Group

Could you help facilitate a PeerTalk group in Bordon? 

The support group meetings are for people facing depression, anxiety or similar distress and run on Tuesday evenings at Forest Community Centre, Pinehill Rd, Bordon, GU35 0BS.  Applicants must be available to volunteer on a Tuesday evening.

PeerTalk is a national charity that supports people who live with depression and related distress through hosting weekly peer support groups that are each facilitated by two volunteers.  With a minimum commitment of offering four evenings in a three month period the facilitators take their turn on a rota to facilitate the peer support group. 

Our Training Day takes place on Saturday 30th November, 9.45am - 4pm, at The Old Thorns Hotel in Liphook.  See http://www.peertalk.org.uk/index.php/volunteer for more details.

Skills

Creating a space where people feel accepted and valued is one of the core tasks of the PeerTalk Support Group Facilitator.

All Support Group Facilitators will undertake a DBS check and have an appropriate awareness of safeguarding issues related to fulfilling the role.

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 judgemental.
- 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 or for the work of PeerTalk.
- Being a good team player.
- Being a person of integrity.




Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 22/05/2019

End Date: 06/10/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No Yes No No No No No

Availability Details

The support group meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at Forest Community Centre, Pinehill Rd, Bordon. GU35 0BS, 7.00 - 8.30 p.m. Applicants must be available to volunteer on Tuesday evenings.


Location

Forest Community Centre
Pinehill Road
Bordon
GU35 0BS


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