Friday, 27 July 2012

Mind drop in

Helped out again at the Mind drop in centre. Made cups of tea and chatted to service users. Then made some cards for service users birthdays. Looked after the child of one of the service users as it was the summer holidays, whilst the commitee had a meeting with the trustees.

Hours to date: 49.5

16.5 hours at Mind

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Mind - drop in.

Had my first Mind drop in experience. My role as a volunteer is to chat with service users, make cups of tea and sometimes do some activites.
Met some wonderful people with stories to share, but will not mention them by name here to maintain confidentiality. Did some art and crafts today and also played Magic with some of the service users.
Despite being initially nervous about this volunteering oppertunity, I feel as though I have made some new friends and look forward to next week!

Hours to date: 43

Monday, 18 June 2012

Mind - volunteer meeting

Went into Mind today to talk to Andy about volunteering.
As Mind is a new charity, it's only just started up, so we were asked for ideas about the kinds of things we'd like to do. Ideas such as healthy eating, singing and drama were discussed, and we talked about ways to take this forward.
I was also offered the oppertunity to have regular, weekly volunteering.
Met some of the service users and they are all lovely.

Hours to date: 36.5

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Health4All Open Day

Today I woke up bright and early and got myself into the University to help out on the Health4All stand at the University Open Day. I was running the stand by myself, and was handing out leaflets and other freebies to potential students and their parents, explaining about the Health4All support department, and the kind of things they do.
I feel this experience has improved my confidence and ability to talk to new people about health related issues, which will help me further my career path towards being a health psychologist.

Hours to date: 33

Monday, 21 May 2012

Health 4 All

Met Mandy in Starbucks for a briefing about running the Health 4 all stall on open day.

Hours to date: 30

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Invisible Injuries - First meeting

Had my first meeting with Andrew Lee from Invisible Injuires; a charity which supports people suffering from PTSD. Can't reveal too much about the main therapy I will be assisting with, but basically I'm being given quite alot of free reign to do some research. Also, I will get the oppertunity to train in some therapies such as hypnotherapy.
Very very excited about the main research.
Already began looking at journals.

Hours to date: 29.5

Monday, 14 May 2012

Mind - First meeting

Today I went to Mind in Chester, to briefly speak to Andy about volunteering with them.
Filled in my form and had a chat about setting up an induction and getting stuck in. Starting off with drama and auditioning for One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
Can't wait for this!

Hours to date: 28