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Offered by:
First Steps ED
 
Location(s): Hyson Green and Arboretum, Lenton and Wollaton East
 
Address where volunteering takes place: Volunteering takes place at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University Nottingham  

How many places are on offer?

3

Purpose of Role:

Support with the running of a self-help group for students with mild to moderate eating disorders at Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham.


Role Description:

We are looking for volunteers to support our ever expanding Eating Disorders In Student Service (EDISS) project at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. Our goal is to support students with mild to moderate eating disorders and difficulties.

Our self-help groups are a safe environment for service users, and their friends and carers, to provide support for one another under the direction of a member of staff. Each group is focused on a topic relevant to eating disorder recovery and general mental wellbeing, and closes with a half an hour of social time.

As a volunteer you will welcome service users to the group, and help new attendees to feel relaxed. You will also support the staff member with the running of the group.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

For this role, you will need:

Confidence in talking to other people
Enthusiasm
Knowledge of or willingness to learn about eating disorders
Empathy
Recognition of the importance of confidentiality

You will have the opportunity to develop:

Teamwork
Communication skills
First-hand experience of supporting people with mental health problems
Excellent experience for your CV

 
When required:

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?
How long to complete training and recruitment?
 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out?
DBS Disclosure required? No
 

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