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Volunteering in Mental Health

This group was formed to support volunteer leaders working in mental health settings. This specialist area of work can present unique challenges for volunteer teams but also opportunities for great innovation.

The group is intended for anyone working with volunteers in mental health supporting roles. By building a community of practice we hope that the group will provide a platform for shared learning, new ideas and problem-solving and a source of support from like minded colleagues.

The group is set to “private” which means that the content of discussion forums can only be accessed by group members; however resources created by the group will be visible to all visitors to the website.


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Welcome to the Mental Health group!

Hello all, a very warm welcome to the Volunteering in Mental Health group. We hope that you will find this space useful for making connections, collaborating with colleagues and sharing knowledge and ideas. As it's a new group the content is in its early stages so please do add anything you would like to share, or any questions you would like to ask the group, by using the red Contribute button. You can add images, attachments, news or just comments to make the group come alive. We'd love to hear your feedback so please do get in touch to let us know your thoughts - you can message Vy or me directly via our profiles.

Very best wishes,

Sally

Posted by Sally Williams - a month ago 0 Replies 0 Likes
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Words in Mind: Evaluation report - Manchester Metropolitan University and Lancaster University

Words in Mind is a three-year Big Lottery funded bibliotherapy project, operating in Kirklees and managed by Third Sector Leaders Kirklees. Bibliotherapy group sessions are delivered by trained volunteers. Groups are mainly delivered with the aim of improving outcomes for people with mental health issues and/or dementia, with some community groups.

By Sally Williams 29th September 2020 0 Likes
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Investigating volunteering in mental health settings: West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership

This research, funded by NHSE, highlights how volunteering benefits the health and wellbeing of both the volunteer and those receiving support within inpatient and community mental health settings, from hospitals - to provision in local communities.

By Sally Williams 29th September 2020 0 Likes

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Volunteering in Mental Health

This group was formed to support volunteer leaders working in mental health settings. This specialist area of work can present unique challenges for volunteer teams but also opportunities for great innovation.

The group is intended for anyone working with volunteers in mental health supporting roles. By building a community of practice we hope that the group will provide a platform for shared learning, new ideas and problem-solving and a source of support from like minded colleagues.

The group is set to “private” which means that the content of discussion forums can only be accessed by group members; however resources created by the group will be visible to all visitors to the website.


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