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Become a Volunteer Advocate
Bristol Mind are running a new volunteer advocate training course and are looking for committed people to train as Volunteer Advocates who will be confident enough to work with a wide range of people. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality, and social justice and is a means to help people speak up for what they want and need, complain about services and have their views heard. It is a much required service to individuals in the community.
Bristol Mind Advocacy offers an outreach service to isolated people in the community through drop-in advocacy sessions and on-going casework. Bristol Mind promotes a positive view of mental health and aims to provide services that are user-focussed, supportive and empowering.
We will provide in depth training in advocacy, which is Open College Network accredited, as well as on-going support and supervision. We will cover reasonable expenses including travel. We require volunteers to make a commitment of a year to volunteering with Bristol Mind 4 – 6 hours a week.
Dates for the Introductory Sessions for 2014 are
- 20th March 11am-1pm
- 10th April 11am-1pm
- 17th April 11am -1pm
If you would like to book a place on the introductory session you can telephone 0117 9800 376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The training course runs on 8 Thursdays (not including ½ term)
1st May - 26th June 2014 from 9.30am - 3.15pm
For further information and an application form go to our volunteering for outreach advocacy webpage
People with personal Mental Health experience and unemployed people are encouraged to apply