The Helpline Needs You!
The Trust’s Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline is looking for caring and compassionate individuals who have an interest in mental health to volunteer within their busy listening service.
If you have an FY or PR postcode and want to make a real difference to people’s lives, the service would welcome your input and is looking for individuals that can spare four hours a fortnight to provide a listening and emotional support service for those concerned about their own mental health or that of someone they know.
The helpline is open Monday to Friday 7pm to 11pm and Saturday and Sunday 12 midday until midnight.
Lorraine Khalaf, Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said: “Volunteers are a necessity within the Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline, especially during busy evening and weekend shifts. During these hours we receive a high volume of calls and it is important that we have volunteers to provide the listening ear and support our callers need."
“We truly value the contributions from each and every one of our volunteers and we recognise that they help us to provide excellent care and support to the people in Lancashire. By volunteering people are able to learn new skills, build on existing ones, meet new people and make a difference to so many lives in Lancashire!”
Those interested in becoming a volunteer will be required to complete a 4 week training package and full reference and DBS checks will be made.
If you are interested in volunteering then please the Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline for more information. To request an application pack please contact the helpline admin office on 01253 447905.
Next Recruitment Period: September 2019