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Mother and Baby Support Volunteer

Mother and Baby Support Volunteer

Long term role · 2–14 hrs/Week · Starting from 7 Dec 2023
WD7 9HQ, Radlett, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust
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Summary

Working on a 1:1 basis with identified service users and their babies e.g., supporting with mother and baby care and activities,

Detailed description

HPFT is committed to providing excellent health and social care for people with mental ill health, physical ill health and those with a learning disability. This voluntary role is within in an inpatient mental health setting specialising in the treatment of acutely unwell mothers who come to us with their babies (Thumbswood Mother and Baby Unit).


The role will involve working on a 1:1 basis with identified service users and their babies. For example, supporting with mother and baby care and activities, walks around the garden, escorting Mums to shops/ other community resources on foot, social chat.


There are no formal qualifications required for this role.

·       Good communication skills, reliable and trustworthy.

·       An understanding the importance of confidentiality and maintaining safe working boundaries is essential.

·       The ability to approach people and engage them in conversation is a pre-requisite as is the ability to listen without prejudice or judgement.

·       Experience of caring for children either professionally or as a parent.  


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What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do. They play an integral part in strengthening the relationship between services and communities, enhancing people’s experience to care, improving public health, supporting integrated care, and helping to address health inequalities.

HPFT is an organisation which champions volunteering: valuing the contribution that volunteers make and striving to ensure positive volunteering experiences. Our approach to volunteering forges links with the local community and helps to address the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems.