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  • Volunteer Health Scotland - New 'Developing the mental health workforce' report

    Created: 21/03/2024
    News/Events Category: Health and Social Care
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    Volunteer Health Scotland is pleased to announce a new report has been published in collaboration with Volunteer Edinburgh, ‘‘Developing the mental health workforce: The role of volunteering at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in employability development’.

    The report looks at the impact volunteering had on volunteers in their career and provides a snapshot of the important role volunteering programmes, such as the Volunteer Hub, can provide to the NHS and to mental health services.

    The study was undertaken in October and November 2023 and looked at the experiences and employability outcomes of individuals who had been engaged by Volunteer Edinburgh at their Volunteer Hub within the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and wished to pursue a careers in mental health/or health and social care.

    The study highlights how important the volunteering experience was in benefiting employability, with 71% of respondents reporting it helped with their career development and 74% going on to secure employment in mental health and/or health and social care.

    Read the report in full here. 

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