Sessions with a mental health focus…

It’s time for your next golden nugget of information. We’re now going to discuss sessions! Yep, this is the best bit…

By now you’ll have read that all of our sessions have a mental health focus whether you’re at an Activity Support Project, Children’s Development Project or an English For Development Project. We have the same long term goal for all of our projects which is to promote positive mental health.

As a Supervisor, you’ll be attending sessions on a weekly basis, you won’t have the same timetable as a volunteer but instead you’ll decide where your time is best spent, Supervisors should be aiming to get to 3-4 sessions a week! So how can you help on sessions?

As a Supervisor you are there to participate fully in every aspect of the session, not only will you be acting as a positive role model to service users but also to the volunteers. You should be assisting volunteers with planning the session and whilst you’d never be expected to take over, you’re there to support the volunteers in running the session and get stuck in! Remember, you’ve been offered this role due to your experience, so use it and sharing is caring so spread the wisdom!

After the session, really encourage the volunteers to reflect upon the session, what went well, what can we do next time? All of this is part of maximising the volunteer experience. The team would then love to hear your feedback, a big part of this role is quality control, so let us know… how did the session go?

+ We don't run mental illness placements

Blog for we don't run mental illness placement here

+ Yoga

Yoga blog here

+ Non-Verbal Communication

The Benefits of Non-Verbal Communication blog here

Talk about the role of a supervisor on sessions here…

If you have any questions about any of the above information, we would love to hear from you! Please feel free to give us a call in the office or send an email to [email protected]