Building Bridges to Wellbeing
The St Mungo's 'Building Bridges to Wellbeing' team works innovatively and creatively with people who have a lived experience of mental health challenges, volunteers and other agencies to empower, inspire and promote independence and wellbeing. We support mental health and wellbeing pathways which enable the positive progression of clients and volunteers. We do this by utilising:
Peer Mentoring - Enabling people who experience mental health challenges to access high quality peer support, from people with lived experience, especially at times of transition. Mentees are helped to build their support networks and use their time meaningfully, improving their confidence & wellbeing while reducing feelings of anxiety, isolation and the chance of early relapse or deteriorating mental health.
Positive move on from inpatient ward – The Move on Worker enables people to positively move on from AWP’s mental health Sycamore inpatient Ward, as soon as their mental health has stabilised. Their work reduces unnecessary time on the ward and the likelihood of an individual returning.
A Peer Volunteering Service - providing and supporting:
Peer Volunteer Development - Facilitating and supporting services and groups to increase and improve Peer Volunteering opportunities.
Volunteer Training - Co-ordinating free training for volunteers, giving them the knowledge and confidence to successfully volunteer. We utilise the knowledge and skills of staff and peers, from a range of organisations and groups, to provide training.
Volunteer Progression - Supporting organisations and groups to develop volunteer opportunities, enabling peer volunteers to progress. This progression could lead to education or employment.
Get Acquainted with the Team and learn more about our individual roles
Use your experience of recovery to become a peer mentor and support others in the community.
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