Community Champion at See Me

Community Champions are leaders in changing attitudes and challenging mental health stigma and discrimination

Dates 4 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017 (20 hours)
Location The opportunity will take place in the local community of the volunteer. See Me will pay all pre-arranged travel expenses.
Description

Do you understand the impact that stigma and discrimination can have on someone’s life? Do you have experience or understanding of living with a mental health problem? Could you be a leader within your community?
See Me are currently seeking volunteer Community Champions based in Aberdeen for a training programme in starting in February 2017.
Community Champions are trained to be leaders in their local area. They take action against stigma and discrimination in a variety of ways. The community champion programme aims to change communities, by supporting and training people to build their confidence and skills to challenge stigma and inspire others to do so.
Community Champions are trained in community development and participative practice and you will gain knowledge on how to design and run anti-stigma events.
Applicants will be accepted onto the Champion’s programme based on an informal Selection Day which will be held in Aberdeen on Thursday 9th February. A fantastic opportunity to make a real difference.
For further details and to download an application form please visit https://www.seemescotland.org/our-movement-for-change/supporters/champions/ or contact:
Maeve Grindall, Volunteer Coordinator – See Me
Email: maeve.grindall@seemescotland.org / tel.: 0141 530 1022 , web: www.seemescotland.org

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving/Creativity
  • Planning/Organising
  • Leadership/Management

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Recruitment will be based on Application Forms and a Selection Day on 9th February. Successful applicants will be required to attend training over 6 days between Feb - April.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Commitment to challenging mental health discrimination, Some knowledge of how mental health stigma and discrimination affects people

Desirable: Experience in a leadership role, • Experience of working with others in a group setting, ideally with people with lived experience

Interested?

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