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Befriender training and introduction to volunteering on the helpdesk

Posted on 23 February 2021 by Pippa McClounan

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Join us for an informal chat about the various volunteering opportunities currently available.

Friday 5 March 2021 at 7pm

or

Saturday 6 March 2021 at 10am

online via zoom

 

Not everyone is able to access a local support group and some people prefer to communicate with others on a one-to-one basis. This is where our volunteer befrienders can help.

Many families and adults have told us that they would like to be able to email or telephone another family, adult, teenager or child to talk candidly about their experiences with someone who understands and who has been through similar experiences.

The main role of the befriender (you, the volunteer,) is to offer informal support and a listening ear by forming a trusting and supportive relationship by email or telephone with the service user. If successful, the relationship will help to reduce isolation and provide information, understanding and mutual friendship.

Many people may feel lost, socially isolated and stressed following a diagnosis of TS or whilst navigating the health system to seek a diagnosis. They may be distressed about living with TS or managing it within a school or work environment. Our volunteer befrienders can play a part in helping reduce all of these feelings and to help the person or family to move forward.

The role is home based and hours are to suit.

There will also be a short introduction to volunteering on our helpdesk.

The training will take no more than 1.5 hours.

 

Click on your chosen date below to find out more and register your attendance

 

Friday 5 March 2021 at 7pm

Saturday 6 March 2021 at 10am

 


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