[Photo courtesy of Springfield Mind]
Springfield Mind’s services are designed to support the personal recovery of those who are experiencing mental distress by offering drop-in group sessions and one-to-one counselling. Providing help, support and coping strategies.
Wellbeing Hub Volunteers
Volunteers play a key role in running and developing the Wellbeing Hubs. By being friendly and supportive you will provide a safe place for people to come to get advice, support, access counselling services or have a chat. Volunteers will be required to answer phone enquiries, take appointment bookings and welcome people coming into the Hub.
Volunteers are needed to work on the allotment alongside people with mental health problems, provide a warm welcome and give any help that is required.
Group / Activity Leaders
They would like groups to help deliver the five ways to wellbeing:
- connecting with others
- keeping active
- taking notice
- taking part in social and community life
- learning new things.
Volunteers are needed to run activities such as: creative writing; a Book Club; music; art; history; politics; health and fitness.
Wellbeing Hub Volunteers: A minimum of 3 hours per week over a period of 3 months. The Wellbeing Hub currently runs on a Wednesday and Friday, although with more volunteers they hope to have the Hub running from Monday to Saturday.
Allotment Volunteers: Any hours. Sessions run on Tuesdays.
Wellbeing Hub, 2 Southborough Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV31 2DT
Allotment, New Milverton Allotments, Northumberland Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 6HQ
This organisation reimburses reasonable volunteer travel expenses.
Organised, friendly, non-judgemental, supportive, awareness of confidentiality and data protection rules, awareness of mental health issues.
Volunteers will be working with vulnerable adults so will be required to undertake a DBS check.
Why get involved?
This is an external opportunity
Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.