The Space is small charity operating in the Cheddar Valley area providing support local young people 4-18 years living with low mental health and emotional resilience and often in crisis. These children and young people however are not alone in coping with family and life pressures. Adult family members also need emotional support and guidance and someone to talk to.
The volunteer listener will have an interest and experience of family issues to support adults via a telephone service for our new listening service. The service aims to offer a friendly ‘ear’, help with accessing guidance and support and one-to-one befriending support.
Hours can be very flexible and full training will be given.
Help us to make a difference to a family that needs a helping hand.
The Space project works with local young people 4-18 years living with low mental health and emotional resilience and often in crisis, e.g. depression, anxiety, attempted suicide, etc. potentially caused by several issues, including abuse, neglect and trauma. A key part of our service is the provision of face-to-face counselling for young people aged 13-18 years.
In these challenging times we have needed to take a creative approach to how we support our young people other than face to face. We are doing this by moving to a telephone/online service. We as other services anticipate an increase in demand for support now and when schools return in September. In order to respond we have embarked on a recruitment strategy seeking counselors who can help us rise to the challenge.
We are confident that we can continue to support current and future young people during this difficult time ensuring their and our counselors safety and needs.