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We’re recruiting: volunteers

Light Sheffield is a peer-support charity that supports mums with postnatal depression and other mental illness around childbirth.  This is a great opportunity to join our team of dedicated volunteers.

Approximately one thousand women in Sheffield suffer from depression or anxiety relating to childbirth every year.

Could you use your own experience of postnatal depression or anxiety to offer much needed peer support to these mums and their families?

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Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help facilitate a peer support group in Sheffield, Rotherham or Doncaster, or be a ‘buddy’ for a family, and make a difference?

If so we’d love to hear from you – please contact Ellie or Josanne on [email protected] or call us 0114 438 8962

 

 

Don’t miss out! We’re still recruiting Bank Peer Support Workers

 Our next recruitment day will be 13th March.

If you’re interested in working for us; send us an email  at: [email protected]  requesting an application form and, if successful, we will see you on 13th March.

This job will be on an ad hoc basis initially to cover staff sickness or extra groups. In time we will use our bank staff to fill permanent positions within Light.

  • To facilitate peer support groups in Sheffield, Rotherham or Doncaster working with the Peer Support Coordinator.
  • To support the acquisition of service user feedback and process the data related.
  • To work closely with the Peer Support Coordinator and Service Manager to ensure the smooth operation of the charity.
  • To respond to support enquiries efficiently and professionally.
  • To support the management of user referrals by communicating with the Peer Support Coordinator.
  • To liaise with the Peer Support Coordinator regarding groups and volunteers.
  • To communicate the vision of Light and the important part volunteers play.
  • To know our volunteers, what motivates them and how to get the best from them.
  • Ensure that each volunteer understands their job and their role within the organisation.
  • Support the implementation of the volunteer recruitment plan.

New Light Peer Support timetable

Normal service resumes next week and we have some exciting new groups and support available for mums and their families in Rotherham!

We are also working hard to develop our Dads’ group and one to one support over the next few weeks so keep watching this space!

 

We open at 9am Monday morning – if you would like support over the weekend please contact your out of hours GP or 111, other organisations that can help:

Rethink Mental Illness 0808 801 0440
Samaritans 116 123

Online support can be accessed from the organisations below:

https://www.elefriends.org.uk/
Elefriends is a really supportive online community where you can be yourself, share and be heard. There is someone on hand to speak to you every night till midnight

https://www.samaritans.org/
Samaritans are available to talk 24/7 about whatever is on your mind.

Join the Light team – we’re recruiting!

Join the Light team – we’re recruiting!

An exciting opportunity has arisen across our service in South Yorkshire.

Would you like to be involved in supporting mums and families?

Do you have experience of supporting others?

Would you like to work flexibly around your current commitments?

If this sounds like you then why not apply to become a Bank Peer Support Worker.

There are opportunities to work in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster and training will be provided.

Job description and application form below.

Bank Peer Support Worker 2020

Light Bank Support Application Form

Questions? Please email [email protected]

Contacting Light over Christmas

We would like to wish all our families a happy and restful Christmas!

Over the festive period we will be running a limited service, please leave a message on our phone lines or email contact[email protected] and we will endeavour to return your call as soon as possible.

If you feel you need more urgent support please contact your out of hours GP or 111, other organisations that can help:

Rethink Mental Illness 0808 801 0440
Samaritans 116 123
Sheffield Duty Crisis Team 0114 2263636

Online support can be accessed from the organisations below:

https://www.elefriends.org.uk/
Elefriends is a really supportive online community where you can be yourself, share and be heard. There is someone on hand to speak to you every night till midnight

https://www.samaritans.org/
Samaritans are available to talk 24/7 about whatever is on your mind.

Our office and groups will be resuming normal service from the 2nd January!

From everyone at Light we wish you all a lovely and peaceful Christmas!

Light House Drop in

Light peer support will holding a drop in every Tuesday between 10am-12noon at the Light main office, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 3QE.

Pop along at any time during the session and have a chat with one our lovely peer support workers and have a cuppa. This session is suitable for any pregnant women or up to 2 years postnatal, you are welcome to bring your baby with you.

Primrose Group Closure

Light peer  support group will not be running at Primrose Family Centre on Wednesday 27th November, an alternative drop in session will be held at The Light House, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 3QE between 10am-12noon.