We’re looking for more peer support volunteers to help with our Good Mental Health Cafe, a monthly drop-in event for people who are worrried about their own mental health, or that of a friend or family member, or those who are feeling socially isolated or just want to find out more about what’s available in their local community.
Our volunteers help to create a welcoming, friendly atmosphere in the Lily & Lime Cafe area on the Third Floor of Portsmouth Central Library. You’ll find out how to signpost people to the various stalls available, and how to help visitors engage with the Cafe activities. You will also learn about Genie, an online tool which helps people map out their social support networks and find activities in the local area which they might be interested in getting involved with.
The commitment is to support the drop-in event every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 14.00 – 18.30. There are opportunities to get involved with the Human Library, creative activities and attend some of our free workshops too.
We are particularly looking for volunteers with past experience of mental ill-health in some form, but anyone who is interested is welcome.