Support group facilitator

For this role you will be given a level 2 accreditation in "volunteer and peer mentoring" on completion of your training via OCN.

Your primary role as a Support group facilitator is to run a weekly social interaction activity or discussion group for those with mental health difficulties in one of our Hampshire based "Meetups". This role is there to promote and provide peer-supported recovery for those who are vulnerable and often lonely.

We seek anybody with an interest in supporting those with mental health difficulties but are especially keen to provide this role for those who suffer or have suffered with any level of mental health difficulty of their own, or have been through any sort of mental health support. We believe those in need will often find the best support is from those who have been through difficulty and found recovery themselves.

We see this position as support for you, in helping you take supported steps into areas of responsibility but also through providing you opportunity to give back and provide your knowledge to support others. This role is there to not only support others, but also to help you in your steps toward self-confidence or back into work, supported by our Peer-Coordinator and Recovery workers.

Your interest and knowledge will take centre-stage, whether it be in anxiety help, debt-support, craft, healthy eating, art, or anything else, we invite and encourage you to facilitate group interaction about your specialty, or interest. We would love for you to share your know how and knowledge with our clients to support them from a place of experience.

So we look forward to hearing from you and learning about how your passion or skill, let's see how we can use it for the support of others!

Available locations:

1) Havant

2) Waterlooville

3) Fareham

4) Hayling Island

5) Gosport

6) Bordon

7) Petersfield

8) Portchester


• The ability to work on your own initiative in a friendly, welcoming manner.

• Good communication skills and an understanding of boundaries.

• Be reliable and trustworthy, with Mental Health awareness.

• Working in compliance with policies and procedures.

• Willingness to undertake any other duties and training as reasonably requested.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+ only.
  • DBS check required
    Easy to fill out free form as you will be working with vulnerable people.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    45p per mile car travel.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Weekly / Fortnightly support via Peer coordinator.
  • Training provided
    Including the potential for a free Accredited level 2 course in "Peer volunteer mentoring".
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
    Recieve a pack.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Standard Richmond Fellowship Insurance.
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 23/06/2017

End Date: 23/06/2020

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Availability Details

This role is there for a minimum of 6 weeks and continues for as long as you like after that time period.

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