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Adult Befrienders (Purbeck)

Dorset Mind

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Our Befriending Service offers individual support by trained volunteer befrienders to those with mental health problems. The aim is to improve the quality of life of their clients by helping them to regain confidence and social skills so they can become self-sufficient again.

Trained volunteers provide one-to-one support that promotes social inclusion to clients in the community with a mental health problem for approx 2 hrs a fortnight for 1 year duration. They support and encourage people to access their own community and create social opportunities, to thereby increase their self confidence and social interactions.

David Sutherland

Further location details may be provided below.

Community based meeting places around the Purbeck area. Wareham, Wool, Bovington, Studland, Kimmeridge, Corfe Castle, Swanage. All of Purbeck. Please apply if you are happy to travel from other nearby locations.

BH20 DT1

Community based meeting places around the Purbeck area.

One week


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Counselling,Language Skills

- A friendly supportive and empathic approach - Excellent active listening skills including sensitivity to non-verbal cues - A non-judgmental approach and the ability to work with clients who come from diverse backgrounds and are vulnerable or harder to reach - Understanding of and commitment to working with confidentiality and clear boundaries - Ability to summarise and record key activities, outcomes and monitoring reviews No formal qualifications but good people skills are important

This role will give you training and experience in working with adults with mental health issues


Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring

 We welcome and/or have the resources to support:

18+, people who have experienced mental health issues, all people who are compassionate and caring and who like to challenge stigma about mental health and provide very meaningful support.

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