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- Fill in a form/survey that will be used to create an infographic and to impact conversations with youth mental health service providers in our Region
The New Mentality is a network of youth facilitated groups across Ontario that partner with children and youth mental health agencies in their communities. The goals are to raise awareness about mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
ROCK- Reach out Centre for Kids, is the host agency for the Halton New Mentality Chapter. The group consists of dedicated youth and adult allies who work together on projects to promote meaningful engagement by empowering youth to concentrate on the work that they are most passionate about. At The New Mentality, we work to amplify youth voice in order to influence change in the mental health system and beyond.
· To attend monthly meetings, in order to plan and work collaboratively on an annual anti-stigma project
· To actively participate in the development and implementation of a group project in a way that is meaningful and aligns with the objectives of The New Mentality
· To have a basic understanding of canva and social media tools which can be used to promote project work and The New Mentality objectives within the community (creating flyers which can be shared within the community, using social media as a platform to advertise TNM events and projects)
· To demonstrate work that is inclusive, respectful and empowering
· To partake in activities such as TNM events and /or training opportunities, throughout the yearly commitment. These training opportunities aim to train and educate volunteers in matters related to mental health.
· Position is suitable for youth between the ages of 12-18 (high school students
· A police check is required for anyone 18 years of age or older
· It is required that volunteers are able to seek their own transportation for any in person meetings that may be scheduled
If you would like to help other women through difficult times, we will provide the training and support so that you can truly make a difference!
Peer Supporter Volunteers provide clients with a safe, supportive environment in which they can explore their options and receive the information and support they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Currently we are looking for volunteer in Oakville, Mondays and Wednesdays 10 am-8 pm and in Milton on Thursdays 10-3 pm.
Chapter Leaders are responsible for establishing and providing peer support; sometimes this is done through monthly peer support groups or being available for one-to-one support. Chapter Leaders must have lived experience raising a child/youth with mental health challenges and have a solid understanding of local resources in the Child and Youth Mental Health Sector.
Peer support is a form of self-care, being heard and seen by others who understand what it is like to be on your journey helps make the journey a bit easier.
● Flexible availability and use of methods in providing support for families
● Knowledge of mental health supports and services within the community
● Communicate issues or challenges with Family Partnership Program Manager as they arise
● Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary
Chapter Development & Leadership
● Attend mandatory training (no more than 10 hours per year)
● Promote PCMH within the community to ensure it is a widely known resource to our target audience
● Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings
● Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days
● Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge
● Participate in training opportunities
● Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives
● Strong Facilitation Skills
● Communication Skills
● Planning & Organizing
● Ethics & Integrity
● Compassion & Empathy
● Knowledge of child and youth service systems and sectors, both locally and provincially or a willingness to learn more about this to be effective in your role
- As time allows, visit with non-palliative patients.
- Offer activities such as: reading, playing games, walks outside, listening to music, writing
cards/letters, make a cup of tea or coffee.
- Provide a variety of spiritual/religious resources that reflect the diversity of the population served
- Plan and organize the rotation of community Church leaders with services rotating on a monthly basis.
- Provide 1:1 spiritual visits to our residents1-2x per week
- Provide compassion and comfort when illness is chronic or incurable
- Assist our residents to find meaning and purpose in a safe environment
Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week.
Currently looking for English, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, German speaking men and women in Halton. Other languages as needed.
Support providing food at our food program
Setting up tea & coffee
Chatting with clients
All supported by staff
Also we're looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to organize schedule