Volunteer as a Keyworker

Our buddies and Keyworkers help our service users recover and are an integral part of our approach – providing guidance and support and is one of the most fulfilling roles in the team

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Becoming a Keyworker

You will be a valuable member of our team. You will support and engage our service users, you will assist their recovery, improving their self-esteem and their self-development. The keyworker system is the backbone of our organisation ensuring the tailored made support plan is always on target.

The role

Our buddies and Keyworkers will all have some form of basic training in mental health. By no means will they be experts, but they will have an understanding of men’s mental health.  We will match you as best we can with a service user with similar interests and you can arrange a set time to contact each other,  start to form a friendship and maybe meet up for a cuppa or a walk. You may be invited by your service user to join them in attending one of our workshops or support them in a HiS men’s group meeting.

Each buddy or Keyworker sits in group supervision once a month to ensure that they themselves feel supported, and gain advice from the facilitator as well as from other buddies. We will always ensure your well being and safety.

About you

You will …

  • be a patient and friendly person
  • be able to communicate well
  • participate in training around mental health first aid, equality and diversity, safeguarding and suicide awareness
  • read and adopt our HiS policies.
  • provide 3 character references.
  • Keyworkers will need to already have a background in mental health or social work for these roles. buddies wishing to gain the qualification to become keyworkers can do so with us at HiS.

Turning a huge negative into a massively rewarding positive in becoming a keyworker for HiS

Tony Mitchell

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