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 providing telephone contact and support
- Identify goals, based on the 5 ways to wellbeing, and working on these with clients
- Support the mission of Dorset Mind by:
- Raising awareness within general and specific communities about mental ill health. Educating people about symptoms – what they are, what to expect and how to spot them. We also help people about what they can do when they experience symptoms or know someone who does.
- Challenging the stigma and inequality of mental ill health so that neither stigma nor inequality prevent people receiving information and support they need.
- Promoting the ethos of recovery from mental ill health by educating people about recovery
- To have a regular telephone call with client at an agreed time
- To make a regular, agreed commitment to the service – this is approximately 1 hour per week
- To encourage participation, including making choices, by the client to increase their levels of empowerment within the 5 ways to wellbeing framework
- To tap into and encourage the client’s motivation levels within the 5 ways to wellbeing framework
- To provide feedback of each visit to the Befriending Facilitator by session feedback form
- To work with the Befriending Facilitator to ensure that the best and most suitable service is being offered to individuals
- To adhere to Dorset Mind policies and procedures
- To follow the Volunteer Code of Conduct
- To participate in three monthly reviews and peer supervision
For the full list of responsibilities, please read the role description below.
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 Manager, Dorset Mind, 8 Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8JN.