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Volunteering Opportunity: Supporting Young People at Healthy Minds Calderdale

  • Type of Activity:
    Advice information and support, Teaching, training and leading, Youth work
  • Cause / Interest:
    Mental health, Youth
  • Geographical Area(s):
    Halifax and Calderdale
  • Times for the Opportunity:
    Any
  • Opportunity Type:
    Location
  • Volunteer Commitment:
    Long term (Commitment of at least 6 months expected), Part time (18 hours per week)
  • Skills Required:
    Interpersonal skills, Listening and communication, Mentoring and counselling, Teaching and training, Teamwork
  • Skills To Gain:
    Leadership, Mentoring and counselling
  • Additional / Specific Suitability:
    Young People (16-25), University students, Employee volunteering, Those looking for work

More Details About This Role

Time Out is run by Healthy Minds, Calderdale's independent, user-led mental health charity and is for all 10–19-year-olds in Calderdale, connecting young people with activities, opportunities, learning and support.

The project has been co-designed by young people, who told us that ‘finding your thing’ - finding something you love to do or connect with helps them with feeling good and staying well. We provide a platform for young people’s voices and experiences, empowering young people through social action and co-production.

There's lots more information at https://www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk/time-out.html

What Could Someone Gain From This Role?

Training will be provided and reasonable expenses paid.
You will also be given full support and training, be part of a great team of volunteers supporting young people and gain life skills and build your confidence to help you in on your own path.

Requirements and Benefits

We're looking for individuals who can be a voice for young people and help them develop their own answers.

We are looking for people who:
• Are aged 18-40 (or 40+ with a youthful outlook!)
• Have personal experience of mental health challenges
• Have explored ways to maintain your own wellbeing
• Are willing to share your own experiences as part of workshops in schools
• Care about young people's mental health and wellbeing
• Can co-produce the content of workshops alongside a Time Out project worker

Age / Gender Restrictions

18-40