Mind Matters is a peer led project that helps young people become aware of mental health and wellbeing issues. Mind Matters is looking for volunteers to join the project to become trained Mind Matters peer educators to help deliver mental health awareness to other young people through local youth venues in the community.
Mind Matters volunteers will receive training in mental health awareness and wellbeing. This will be in partnership with the Primary Care Mental Health Support Service (PCMHSS) and Aneurin Bevan Health Board (ABHB). Each volunteer will receive ongoing support through one to one personal development reviews to look at areas around skills and experiences gained and progression.
We are still delivering the Mind Matters project, although this is now online, not in youth settings. Please refer to our Covid-19 response page for details of Mind Matters and other Youth Social Action roles.
- Interest in and commitment to supporting mental health activities as defined by programme.
- Interest in and ability to work with within the community on peer support projects and activities.
- A good communicator, a sense of humour, flexibility and a team player.
- Willingness to undertake any training required by the placement.
- To be aged 16 – 25
- Volunteers do not require own transport during volunteering hours. Good public transport links is available throughout the Borough and transport costs will be reimbursed.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
As a volunteer you’ll receive:
- Induction into the volunteering role and support during commencement of the project.
- Initial training course on volunteering, presentation delivery and mental health and wellbeing issues.
- Ongoing training regarding relevant issues from Volunteering Matters staff
- Ongoing support and supervision, both in an individual and group setting.
- All reasonable ‘Out of Pocket’ expenses paid.
- Full insurance cover