Volunteer Mental Health Advocate

Area: Lancashire, Chorley, St Helens, Lancaster, St Helens and Trafford
(Min Six month role)

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for reliable, compassionate, caring, respectful and understanding people who are good communicators to join our volunteer team.

You don't need to be a mental health expert; empathy matters more than academic qualifications or experience and we are keen to hear from people of all ages and walks of life

All we ask is that you are keen and able to:

• Complete and submit the relevant paperwork and forms
• Keep up to date with relevant legislation
• Be computer literate and have access to emails and Microsoft Teams on a device
• Attend quarterly supervisions and volunteer meetings with our volunteer management team
• Attend necessary internal and external training
• Adhere to our volunteer policies and procedures
• Maintain strict confidentiality
• Travel to one of the hospitals situated in Chorley, Trafford, Lancaster or Ormskirk
• To commit to 3 or 4 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months
• Travel using public transport or your own vehicle for which you should have a full UK driving licence

What you will receive in return:

· Training opportunities
· An opportunity to develop your skills and experience in the health and social care sector
· Support and encouragement from our volunteer management team
· Out of pocket expenses
· Testimonials or a reference to support your career progression
· And most of all … a rewarding experience

To apply please copy and paste this Microsoft Form link into your web browser: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OBl5EsvS602Ca9hSHlxhsDJMZHGTwqNJotdoVX22iBtURDk1TEY3Nk1NMjQyR0ZGSktLMldMQ1BaRS4u
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