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MIND in Somerset Sedgemoor Community Support Project

The Mind in Somerset Sedgemoor Community Support Project offers support to residents old and new, living in Sedgemoor and West Somerset ...

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Peer Supporter Role

2 hrs/wk
Bridgwater, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Advice & MentoringBefriendingSupport work
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Summary

As a Peer Supporter, you will be working with individuals with emotional or mental health problems who require support from someone who understands

Detailed description

As a Peer Supporter, you will be working with individuals with emotional or mental health problems who require support from someone who understands. This connection may be made over the phone, by remote meeting or face-to-face.

Bringing your lived experience, you will have the desire to support and encourage others on their individual recovery journeys. You will be able to clearly draw upon and share, your own experiences of mental health challenge and services in order to inspire, model, and inform others in similar situations and support them in finding their own path to recovery

We will be providing a 1:1 mental health service that will support individuals with their emotional wellbeing but also with practical challenges such as joining groups and social opportunities, exploring their interests and finding ways to make those accessible for them. This may include helping them to join other support groups in their community. Our 1:1 service is currently via telephone/online support but hope to return to face-to-face when it is safe to do so. 

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

Getting there

About Mind In Somerset Sedgemoor Community Support Project

MIND in Somerset Sedgemoor Community Support Project

The Mind in Somerset Sedgemoor Community Support Project offers support to residents old and new, living in Sedgemoor and West Somerset. We recognise that as communities grow and change there can be pressures and stresses such as isolation and loneliness, housing and employment which can affect mental health and wellbeing.
We offer a 1:1 “drop – in” support service in our Bridgwater office with local 1:1 support meetings around Sedgemoor and West Somerset. We provide a safe space to discuss these stresses. We support access to specialist mental health services, debt and employment advice, community activities and opportunities to improve mental health and wellbeing.
With partner organisations and other local support services we offer community awareness days around the region.
Our “drop-in” sessions are available :
Mind In Somerset, Bridgwater Town Hall, High St, Bridgwater, TA6 3AS.
Monday and Friday mornings 9am – 1pm
Wednesday afternoon 2 – 5pm.
Other times are by appointment and in other venues around Sedgemoor and West Somerset.
**In line with current COVID-19 guidelines, we are currently offering telephone and digital support Monday - Friday 9am – 5pm. We are reviewing this regularly and will keep the website updated



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