Islington Mind’s Structured Integrated Support (SIS) service offers support for people with high and complex needs.
You will be assisting service users who experience mental distress in one-to-one settings:
-help to resettle in the community on discharge from hospital
-help to develop strategies to improve their quality of life and reduce their dependence on statutory services
-provide personalised key work support to enable people with complex mental health needs progress and maintain independent living.
We are looking for volunteers who can support people with activities for a minimum of 1 day per week. Activities such as:
-Escorting people to appointments/outings/activities or events
-Organisational and administrative tasks - help with budgeting; understanding/applying for welfare benefits; letter writing and form filling; arranging activities/appointments; planning the use of other services such as shopping.
-Supporting people to maintain their homes - reporting/organising repairs; organising a move; signposting and referring to services and activities.
-Staff benefits include volunteers receiving 4 days of training and a fortnightly group supervision.
What you will gain from this role:
-Free accredited Mental Health First Aid training
-On the job training and supervision
-Support with professional development
-Work references provided after completion of one year volunteering
-Travel expenses reimbursed (within London)
How to apply: If you feel you are able to commit to the requirements of the position, we would love to hear from you. Please return the completed volunteer application form, along with a copy of your CV.
Please send your application to [email protected]