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We are a local, innovative and experienced mental health provider for people aged 16 years and over. We support positive mental health working across three themes; prevention, social support and ...

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Befrienders - Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield

Befrienders - Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield

Long term role · 1 hrs/Week
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Mind in Mid Herts
#69236
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Summary

We are looking for Befrienders to meet weekly (on a one to one basis) with people who use our service who are experiencing mental health difficulties

Detailed description

Volunteers are asked to support a service user for an hour a week to chat and be a listening ear. Each match-up will last on average 12 weeks before moving to a new client. Meetings will take place in a mutually agreed public space (e.g. a café), during daytime office hours, Monday to Friday. In particular we are looking for applicants from the following areas:

Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield


We are looking for volunteers who have the following attributes:

Enthusiasm; motivation; a desire to learn; experience working with people with mental ill health (desirable not essential); active listening skills; reliability and punctuality; a non-judgmental outlook.


This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and give back to the local community.

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What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs
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About Mind in Mid Herts

We are a local, innovative and experienced mental health provider for people aged 16 years and over. We support positive mental health working across three themes; prevention, social support and recovery. We understand everyone’s needs are different and work in a person-centred way to ensure the people of Hertfordshire’s mental health is supported and respected so that nobody has to face a mental health problem alone.