Purpose of role

The Speakeasy service is a 12 month pilot with Hertfordshire Mind Network (HMN) and Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust (HPFT).  We are seeking volunteers to work as Peer Mentors to support males aged 18 – 65 who and are going through a period of crisis and have been identified as high risk for suicide.  The Speakeasy service will offer an additional non-statutory service to complement existing HPFT and non statutory services.  Peer Mentors will provide solution-focused support in the community that encourages, motivates and builds an individuals self esteem and confidence. 

Time Commitment

Minimum of 2 hours per week (evening and weekend volunteering available)

Location

Upper & Lower Lea Valley (Ware, Cheshunt, Broxbourne)

Main tasks

To provide informal support to service users they are working with

  • To support service users to access services that will enhance their care
  • To recognise and communicate risk issues to the coordinator and wider HPFT care teams
  • To identify associated carer needs and refer to the relevant care team for carers assessments and support
  • To attend supervisory meetings with Peer Mentor Coordinator and HPFT representatives as required
  • To raise any safeguarding concerns appropriately
  • Use Recovery Star