LINK works with 12-18 year olds who have become isolated due to mental health issues. They aim to assist the young people to increase their resilience, confidence, social skills and self esteem through the support of a consistent and reliable befriender. With the young person, you might decide to go out to various activities (there's a monthly budget for this) or find other ways of support and contact. Volunteers don't need to have experience of mental health - training and support for the volunteer is provided. If you can spare a couple of hours a fortnight, would like to help young people, have a positive attitude, good listening skills, and a sense of fun, LINK would like to hear from you.
no upper age limit has been specified
Volunteers will receive training and ongoing support and supervision.
There will also be personal development opportunities.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Travel and out-of-pocket expenses are paid, up to a set monthly amount.
Positive attitude, good listening skills, good organisation skills, empathy, sense of fun, reliability and consistency, experience of mental health issues not necessary.
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Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
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Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.
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