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Activities and Befriending Volunteers (MindWise)
Location Ballymoney area
Description MindWise works to support those at risk of, and affected by, severe mental illness and mental health difficulties. Our support includes: • Lobbying and campaigning to promote equality and respect for all. • Supporting and encouraging people to achieve their own goals and aspirations. • Promoting, recognising and supporting carers, families and friends. • Engaging with other agencies to develop first class services that represent value for money. • Holding recovery as core to all the services we provide and promoting the recovery ethos to others. • Developing the skills and knowledge required to manage personal mental health and the mental health of others. We have opportunities for volunteers to get involved in running group activities for clients referred to our Community Bridge Building Project or to provide one to one befriending support. The roles are based in the Ballymoney area and would take place in the local community. Ideally volunteers should have an understanding of mental health and also be good communicators. Time required:2-4 hours per month. Volunteers should be over 18 years old.
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