headspace peer mentors june 2016

Key Facts

  • Based in Ipswich
  • For people seeking to improve their mental health and wellbeing

Headspace is a volunteer project that enables people to improve their mental health and make positive changes in their lives. Headspace is a 12-week programme developed by voluntary sector and mental health professionals, and is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who is living with a mental health condition or would simply like to improve their emotional resilience.

GPs and community mental health teams can refer patients to the Headspace programme if they feel the patient would benefit from a supportive group environment. Individuals can also self-refer.

The programme is led by our staff team in Ipswich. All participants are offered mental health first aid training and a peer mentor to support them throughout the 12 weeks. Participants are also offered the opportunity to train to become a peer mentor at the end of the programme. The peer mentors are managed and supervised by our experienced staff team.

The Headspace programme has two pathways: one that focuses on improving career prospects, through exploring both paid employment and voluntary roles, and another that focuses on improving particular aspects of their lives through building their confidence and mental wellbeing. Both pathways enable participants to explore what they want and need out of life, so that they can set meaningful, realistic goals and take positive steps towards achieving those goals.

We currently run the Headspace programme four times per year. Please get in touch for programme start dates or to find out more information:

CONTACT US ON 01473 418020 // 07904 442821
head.space@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Our office is usually staffed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  At other times, feel free to leave us a message on our answer phone or call our mobile number.