To become part of a successful team of volunteers who befriend individuals who are experiencing mental health problems with a view to:
- Creating a valued relationship
- Helping to improve self-confidence
- Reduce social isolation by supporting clients to access activities in the community
- Identify goals, based on the 5 ways to wellbeing, and working on these with clients
The aim of our Befriending service is to provide a professional relationship that provides one-to-one support in the community for up to a year.
Befrienders help people develop positive mental wellbeing and reduce isolation. They leave people connected with their local community. Having the support of a befriender can also help people to reduce stigma and increase confidence and self-esteem by learning and experiencing new ways of coping and developing positive mental health.
How to apply:
If you are interested in this role and think you have what it takes, please complete the application form below and email it to email@example.com. Alternately, please post this to: Volunteer Team, Dorset Mind, 8 Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8JN.
|Responsible to:||Befriending Coordinator|
|Time Commitment:||Approx 2 hours fortnightly|