The volunteer program is crucial to the success of the
New Way Forward, as volunteers bring experiences and insights to group
sessions. Volunteers can help by listening
to others and making them feel welcome. Over 70% of the volunteers and workers have at some time
been treated in the mental health system.
In other words volunteering can mean giving back to the community.
New Way Forward needs volunteers to help run
mental-health Drop-Ins in Trafford. Volunteer duties include light housekeeping
(making tea and coffee), talking to visitors, help stimulate discussions,
maintaining a friendly environment and keeping an attendance roster. The minimum time commitment is per week two
Make an appointment to visit our premises and discuss the
work we’re doing in Trafford. We’ll arrange for you to attend a
group session and shadow another volunteer. You’ll get
a handbook and you can begin shortly after.
Hobbies/Skills Do you have a hobby
or a skill you could teach to a small group?
qualifications are not needed training programmes are available to help support
in Mental Health Level 1
in Mental Health Level 2
Other courses include: Stigma and Discrimination
Living with Voices