Aware is Ireland’s leading organisation working with and for people affected by mental health issues, and it provides free support, education and information.
The organisation relies heavily on the support of its team of dedicated, passionate volunteers. And it’s urgently seeking new recruits to ensure the continuation of these profoundly valuable, nationwide services.
Aware need volunteers to help in four main services – the support line, support mail, support and self-care groups and an online life skills group.
You don’t need qualifications or prior experience because volunteers receive comprehensive and continuous training.
Fórsa lead organiser Julie Healy has welcomed the initiative, encouraging all interested parties to get involved. “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in providing support to those dealing with mental health issues. Volunteering can be very rewarding, and can make a real difference in someone’s life,” she said.
“Aware is an invaluable organisation and provides essential support services to those in need. Following Fórsa’s launch of the Green Ribbon Campaign earlier this year, the importance of mental health support services was apparent amongst our members – not just for people experiencing personal difficulties, but also for their families,” said Julie.
Recruitment is currently underway with a view to having volunteers in situ by September.
Click HERE for more information on how you can get involved.