We Need Befriending Volunteers – Trust Links

We Need Befriending Volunteers – Trust Links

We need Befriending Volunteers

Just one hour per week can make a huge difference, and we’ll support you every step of the way. Volunteers will receive full training, including the accredited Mental Health First Aid qualification, and regular support from our project co-ordinator. You must have good listening skills, which will be enhanced through training. We welcome those with a background in counselling, mental health support, those with lived experience of mental health issues, and people looking to develop their skills and experience in this area.

If you are interested in becoming a Talking Together volunteer, please read the information and job description below, and email volunteers@trustlinks.org or call 01702 213134.

Please note: Volunteers will be required to provide befriending and listening support to adults (via telephone or video messaging) in the local community of Southend, Castle Point and Rochford. Befriendees may be experiencing mental health challenges, particularly anxiety or depression and as a result of social isolation. You must also have good listening skills and be able to manage boundaries.

To see the full Befriender volunteer job description, please click HERE. Or to find out more about volunteering with Southend’s leading mental health charity, click here.

Jamie Langstone