Purpose of role

Volunteers will work on a weekly rota to offer support and information to patients on the wards of Kingsley Green, the acute inpatient mental health unit in Radlett. 

Patients can find the experience of being in an acute unit unsettling; volunteers can help provide some normality to their situation through talking with them and taking them for short trips outside the unit. t.  

Time commitment  

 Flexible, there is a weekly rota and ideally volunteers will commit to a minimum of  2 x 2 hour shift per week.

Location

Kingsley Green, Kingfisher Court, Radlett.

Main tasks

With your fellow volunteers you will:

  • Talk with patients on the wards and offer appropriate support to help them with living in the acute unit
  • Provide information about MIND and other relevant services
  • Assist patients with their rehabilitation back into the community by going for a walk/having a coffee with them and on some occasions accompanying patients on trips to the local town.
  • Attending 6 weekly Peer Support meetings.