“Volunteering for TalkingSpace Plus is extremely rewarding. As I am the first person Service Users see when they attend a course, I greet them with a welcoming and reassuring smile, hopefully putting them at ease. Whilst I am a Volunteer I am always treated as part of the Team and being able to sit in on the course enables me to benefit from the techniques given by the facilitators.”Current TalkingSpace Plus volunteer
TalkingSpace Plus is the talking therapy service for people in Oxfordshire, providing courses to help people manage mild to moderate anxiety or depression. Volunteers work alongside staff to provide practical support at the classes.
Training required: Oxfordshire Mind Volunteer Induction Training one day course. Ongoing support will also be offered in placement.
Time commitment: 2-3 hours per week (sessions run evenings on weekdays), for a minimum of 3 months, plus group supervisions every 2 months.