Mental Health Peer Support Group Facilitator for PeerTalk

Role Type: Regular
Based: All of Warrington
Categories: Supporting people
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

What would I be doing?

The role of the facilitator is to hold the space for the group rather than to offer advice.
Facilitator duties at the meeting

- To arrive 20 minutes prior to the Support Group meeting time.
- To prepare the room for the meeting
- To engage in pre-brief with co-facilitator.
- To meet and greet new and regular attendees.
- To check that new people are at the right meeting and to introduce them to the rest of the group.
- To begin and close the meeting punctually.
- To facilitate the meeting according to the training given.
- To debrief with the other Facilitator after closing the meeting.
- To complete attendance statistics on a weekly basis.
- To keep a record and receipts of expenses incurred in your role as a Support Group Facilitator and to send your completed expenses form to the PeerTalk office.
- To ensure the meeting room is left as you found it.

What skills do I need?

Facilitators must have the following skills:
- Be a good listener.
- Be able to show compassion and empathy.
- Be non judgemental.
- Have a strong sense of commitment.
- Be able to present balanced viewpoints.
- Have a willingness to learn.
- Have good communication skills.
- Be respectful of others.
- Have enthusiasm for this area of mental health or for the work of PeerTalk.
- Be a good team player.

About PeerTalk

PeerTalk is a registered charity which aims to set up a national network of peer support group for people living with mental health concerns such as depression.

Recruitment and training details:

All Support Group Facilitators will undertake a DBS check and have an appropriate awareness of safeguarding issues related to fulfilling the role.
Creating a space where people feel accepted and valued is one of the core tasks of the PeerTalk Support Group Facilitator.

Training Day on 23rd Oct, 9.45am – 4pm at Carnegie School Of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, Headingly Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QW. This is open to new facilitators for our support group in Warrington. The closing date for applications is 20th October 2021

Once we receive your enquiry, our volunteer manager Rosa will contact you with further information about our organisation and the volunteer role.

Is a DBS required? Yes

The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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