VOLUNTEERING

VOLUNTEERING from Stockort User-Friendly Forum

By: Stockort User-Friendly Forum  14/10/2011
Keywords: mental health, health services, information

Volunteering with STUFF  is fantastic!

The Organisation is entirely managed by Volunteers who have experienced mental ill health at some time in their lives, so really know what people are going through. The benefit of being peer led is that we are able to share our skills, knowledge and experience with other service users. STUFF has been helping people with their mental health issues since 2009 and is positive and recovery focused.

Volunteering roles with us are varied ... if you have a skill we can find a place for you.

Current Volunteer roles include:
Admin, accounts, food prepration, reception, Membership, buddying and talking to people, designing and sending out posters, leaflet management and distribution,  and much, much more.

One of our Volunteers says, "When I go home from STUFF, Yes I feel tired, but I have a spring in my step and the satisfaction that I have done my job well and that I have made a difference."

We hold regular Volunteer Training, where we cover:
Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health First Aid
Stress Management
Confidence and Assertiveness
Customer Care (including telephone techniques)
Listening skills
Recovery
Signposting (sharing with clients about other informationn, services or support)
Volunteering roles and responsibilities (what you can expect from us and what we expect from you)

Quotes about our training:
 "STUFF's Volunteer Training helped me to get back into work-related Volunteering and I have returned to acting (a lifelong hobby) for which I have won awards. thanks STUFF - I really appreciate all your time and effort."
"STUFF's Volunteer Training course should be a template for all organisations. I learnt such a lot and my confidence to Volunteer soared. I eally enjoy Volunteering with STUFF. Its a great organisation."

OUR NEXT TRAINING WILL TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY 2012 IN STOCKPORT TOWN CENTRE - EMAIL US TO FIND OUT MORE OR TO RESERVE A FREE PLACE.

Keywords: depression, health care, Health Professionals, health services, information, mental health, Mental Health Issues, Mental Health Professionals, mental health services, Mental Health Unit, mental illness, Psychosis, Recovery, SUPPORT