I wanted to become a Volunteer for MIND shortly after passing Level 2 Award in introduction to Listening and Counselling. I used the services personally to which I found to be extremely helpful.
MIND are a superb charity having lots of support areas and the Recovery College is lead superbly.
I received excellent training which I fully understood and I was supported to become a volunteer at MIND and I have been doing this role for 5 weeks. As a mentor I listen and engage with clients and signpost best way possible if needed. I have built a great rapport with all my clients whom are on the way to recovery. Having someone who listens , to talk to and engages and understands is a lifeline for so many.
I also am a Volunteer Facilitator hosting the Men’s Group which is going remarkably well, again lots of engagement and proving to be very enjoyable and supportive.
I would strongly recommend anyone thinking of being a volunteer for MIND to join the fantastic team – I am so glad that I did as I feel I am giving something back.
None of us are broken – some of us are trying to put the pieces together.