for better mental health

Contract type
Volunteer

Hours
A minimum of 1 day per week for a full year

Where
Islington Mind

Islington Mind Structured Intervention Support (SIS) volunteers

About the role

The Structured Intervention Support (SIS) service offers support for people with high and complex needs.

During Covid19 lockdown restrictions the volunteering will be carried out remotely, using 1-to-1 telephone support as well as supporting clients to participate in online activities using Zoom.

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 for a full year. 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.
• Ad-hoc support

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, to [email protected]

The application form can be downloaded at https://www.islingtonmind.org.uk/get-involved/

If you have any questions, please email Ossi at [email protected] or phone 020 3301 9850.

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