The Suicide Prevention Team rely on volunteers who believe that every person deserves care, compassion and empathy in their time of need. They help people whoever they are, and whatever their situation, with a non-judgemental approach.
Our volunteers come from a whole range of backgrounds, from gardeners to social care, chefs and IT. An understanding of mental health goes a long way in supporting others if they are struggling.
How We Work:
Suicide Prevention UK works closely with other organisations to be able to signpost to the most relevant support for individuals in their time of need.
We have various volunteer positions to suit, including call handlers for our helpline, team members for our active patrols and help with our fundraising team.
What Difference Does it Make?
SP-UK make a really positive impact on people's lives and mental wellbeing. Individuals get the chance to see that they are not alone and that there is support out there. We take the time to listen and help in a potentially life-threatening crisis. In turn, our interventions can massively reduce the workload of the emergency services.
Our volunteers get a huge sense of achievement, due to the fact they are helping the most vulnerable people in their times of need. Our volunteers are a huge credit to the charity and beyond.
SP-UK is committed to supporting it’s volunteers to enable them to undertake their roles safely and effectively.
We do this by providing a comprehensive recruitment process, high quality training, a volunteer pack with advice and guidance, and ensuring volunteers have access to support themselves should they need it.
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