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Monday, July 3, 2023

Mental health team looking for volunteers

Denbighshire County Council’s Edge of Care Mental Health Team are looking for volunteers to support the mental health and wellbeing of others in the southern areas of the county.

The aim of the project is to help reduce isolation and improve mental health and well-being. 

The team welcomes applications from anyone over the age of 18 who feels that they have some spare time to spend with others. 

It says it will look to match volunteers to citizens based on shared interests and hobbies. 

Volunteers don’t have to be qualified professionals and can just be a caring person with or without experience who would like to support others. 

A package of training will be provided and the volunteer coordinator will be there to support potential volunteers throughout the volunteering experience. 

Volunteers can support citizens by attending social groups, going for walks, catching up over a cup of tea or even a phone call. Many of the citizens have experienced significant isolation and so the team is open to creative ideas to help to increase socialisation and well-being. 

Councillor Elen Heaton, Lead Member for Health and Social Care said: “This is a transformative project that we should all be proud of in Denbighshire, and it is the volunteers who are vital in ensuring its success. 

"If you feel you are able to support the well-being of others in the community, then please get in touch as it is incredibly rewarding for all involved. The impact that a cup of tea and a chat, or even a simple phone call can have on a person’s well-being is truly remarkable.”

A Denbighshire citizen, who has been helped through the service, said: “I just love it. It’s been a massive positive step in my life coming here to this group."

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