Carers Peer Support Volunteer

Hours: Minimum of 2 hours per week/fortnightly for 6 months
Location: Across London Borough of Richmond
Responsible to: A designated staff member in the Carers in Mind team

Role Summary:

RB Mind’s Carers in Mind project supports the mental wellbeing of families and friends supporting someone experiencing a mental health issue. The project delivers a variety of services including one-to-one advice and guidance, peer-led support groups, educational workshops and social activities.

As a Carers Peer Support Volunteer you will provide one-to-one support to other carers either in person or over the telephone/email/video call. This one-to-one support will include emotional support, practical support as well as information-giving and signposting to other services where appropriate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To contact referred carers and make arrangements to meet or talk on phone or email.
  • To provide one-to-one support including emotional and practical support.
  • To provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
  • To pass on any concerns about a carer to the team for additional support.
  • To maintain confidential records of contact with carers and share information with the team as appropriate and agreed with the carer.
  • To attend regular one to one and group supervision with CIM team and other peer mentors (frequency to be steered by time commitment from mentors).

For a full description of the role and person specification please download the role description here.

To apply please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form along with the Equality Monitoring Form.

Completed applications and any enquiries should be sent to our Volunteer Co-ordinator at [email protected]

For more information on what is involved in being a Richmond Borough Mind volunteer, check out our Volunteering page.

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