Applications for Peer Support Volunteers are now on hold.
We are working with adults in Tameside who are experiencing mental health difficulties. Our aim is to use coaching and mentoring techniques to support them to improve their mental health and wellbeing whilst reducing loneliness and isolation. Our offer is to support the client for up to 12 weeks in various ways including telephone support, doorstep engagements, face to face support in our offices, support to attend local covid safe services and activities where they can access alternative support and become part of the community.
We are particularly interested in new volunteers who have lived experience. Perhaps you have had your own difficulties and have learnt how to manage them effectively and balance your own mental health and wellbeing. Perhaps you have overcome your troubles and would like to use that experience to support others?
Have you been struggling with your mental health and wellbeing and would like some support to improve how you’re feeling? We can support you to look at goals, use coaching and mentoring techniques to support you to achieve them, we can support you to access and attend alternative support if there are other issues holding you back from living your best life. We can look at your interests and hobbies and support you to access local activities to meet new people.
We work with the 5 ways to wellbeing tool which is evidence based to improve your wellbeing. The areas are being active, learning, giving, taking notice and connecting with others. We will also run peer support groups by Zoom or face to face in our offices which are covid safe in small groups where you can meet others that are also striving to improve how they’re feeling and move forward with their life.
We believe in being an open door service where if we aren’t the right fit to support you we will help you find the best fit with an alternative service.
We recruit, train and manage volunteers, many of which have had their own difficulties. They are trained to a high standard and are DBS checked. Our offer is to support you in a goal orientated manner for up to 12 weeks. The offer includes structured telephone support, doorstep engagements, face to face 1-1 meetings in our offices and 1-1 support to access community support and activities.
We believe that in this time you can achieve your goals and improve your overall mental health and wellbeing.
If you feel this project is for you please contact 0161 330 9223 or email peersupport [at] togmind.org.
All our services are COVID safe.
We welcome those with lived experience to apply for this volunteer position.