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Limerick Mental Health Association
Requirements:Articulate, interest in mental health, good interpersonal skills. Volunteers for fundraising, web design, social media and other areas
Limerick Mental Health Association (LMHA) promotes positive mental health across Limerick City and County. We have a permanent home in the heart of Limerick City.
A group of community leaders set up LMHA in 2002. LMHA created and oversees the work of Le Chéile Peer Support Project, which promotes positive mental health within the local community.
We are helping the community to be well and maintain a positive mental health experience. One of our tools to achieve this is Wellness Recovery Action Planning – (WRAP) catered to you. These tools help you to manage the natural ups and downs of life.
We run Mental Health Week every year. The week will provide a forum to generate discussion, reduce stigma and promote positive mental health and well-being. Finally, Limerick Mental Health Week highlights the range of supports and services which are available within the local community to support our mental health.
We are affiliated with, and share the aims of Mental Health Ireland (MHI) – a national voluntary organisation. We promote positive mental health and support people who experience mental health difficulties.
Le Chéile was set up in 2003 and is Limerick Mental Health Association’s peer support project. Le Chéile is for people who are having difficulty coping, under the care of the mental health services, or are experiencing social isolation, and or loneliness as a result.
Le Chéile is a friendly, welcoming place. It is non-judgemental and recovery based with our main focus on the individual.
We provide peer support, friendship, activities and wellness programmes. Members can attend as often or as little as they like, they can participate in activities or not participate.
Some members just pop in for a chat and a cuppa when they are in town. There are no expectations of any of our members to attend regularly or to participate regularly. We support people in their recovery and we promote positive mental health.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Be friendly, creative, flexible and an interest in mental health
Skills required for this role:
Inter personal skills, non-judgemental, good listening skills,
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Varied timetable and opportunities for volunteering
Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Application Form, C.V. , & Garda Vetting, Interview and reference check
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Claire Flynn
Address: Limerick Mental Health Association , 3 Sexton St, Limerick City.
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