When we need you:
31 Jan 2012
We are flexible about when you respond to your mentees but it must be within 72 hours
Plymouth, PL4 0EG
If you've experienced depression, you'll know that it's a lonely place to be. We are after volunteers who have been affected by depression in some way to be a friendly ear to those who are struggling.
As a mentor, you will be assigned a small (and manageable!) number of mentees who have written to us asking for our help and support. Using a special Blurt email address, we want you to be a shoulder to cry on. No gimmicks, nothing complicated, we just want you to be a friend.
What makes a good mentor? Well, you probably all have ideas of your own, but the very best mentors are understanding, helpful, positive, trustworthy and able to keep things to themselves. You need to be empathetic and able to question people sensitively, as well as being able to share your own experiences in a useful way. However, the most important thing of all is to care.
You don’t even need to be qualified – as long as you have ears and are willing to listen, you’re right for us. We are confident that every single mentor will bring something different to the Blurt table.
Share your experiences, upload some photos at anytime during or after your volunteering activity.