Supporting Mental Health Volunteers Wanted




Patient Engagement Volunteer

The overall aim of the role is to provide support in a befriending and activity capacity to residents in the common areas on the wards of Adult Mental Health Services in Hafan Y Coed, University Hospital Llandough or the Community Rehabilitation Houses. The role includes engaging in conversation and activities with residents, distraction and alleviation from boredom or loneliness and supporting paid staff in the facilitation of activities sessions as well as taking part in one to one activities in the common areas.

Activities Team Volunteer

The Activities Team is a dedicated team of staff who provide recovery focused activities to promote self-esteem and encourage positive engagement with healthcare staff and interventions. The aim of the Activity Team is to ensure that patient experience is of high quality. Volunteers support staff in the facilitation of structured activities within Hafan-y-Coed mental health unit. These could include helping patients to engage in: art groups; health and beauty groups; music groups; playing board games; social groups; and sports sessions (such as football and netball).

Time commitment: A suggested time commitment is 2 hours per week.
Training provided: Full training is provided.
Expenses reimbursed: Travel expenses are reimbursed.
Selection procedure: Informal discussion, application form completion, 2 references and a disclosure and barring check (cost met by organisation).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us using the form here: Supporting Mental Health Volunteer

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