Are you passionate about mental health and making a difference in the lives of people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness? The Compeer program aims to reduce the stigma and isolation associated with mental illness through friendship and social support.

As a Compeer volunteer, you will be matched to a person who has a diagnosed mental illness to enjoy social activities with. All contact will occur in public settings, with no home visitations. Activities may include enjoying a coffee and chat together, going to a sporting event, having lunch, seeing a movie, or going to a Compeer Social event.

Activities are typically one hour a week, and are flexible according to the volunteer.

The Compeer model is based on the premise that people need other people in their lives to develop and maintain good mental health and well-being. In this way, the Compeer friendship program is mutually beneficial.

Location: Penrith, Blue Mountains, Parramatta, Blacktown, Cumberland, Hawkesbury, Mount Druitt

Days/Times: One hour per week, flexible according to the volunteer’s availability.

Requirements:

- Working with Children Check

- National Police Check

- Completion of online and face-to-face training.

- Non-judgmental

- Ability to take initiative

- Patient

- Committed

- Compassionate

- Ability to meet in a public place

To expression interest in this position, please fill out the expression of interest form.

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