NHS Lincolnshire Night Light Cafés is calling for volunteers on National Time To Talk Day
Cafes focused on providing support to the community are appealing for volunteers on a national mental health awareness day.
Lincolnshire Night Light Cafés is an NHS service designed to offer out-of-hours, non-clinical advice and information as well as have teams of trained volunteers available on-hand to listen.
An invitation is today – on Time to Talk Day – being extended to potential volunteers, encouraging them to play a vital role in fostering community connections and transforming lives.
As well as having conversations, volunteers engage in crafts and board games to create a comfortable and inclusive atmosphere.
One previous volunteer said: “I genuinely believe that any volunteer will get just as much out of Night Light as the people who attend, not only do you get to be a part of helping people in their darkest hours, but you also receive training and experience that lasts a lifetime.”
More information and a registry form can be found here.
Comprehensive training will be provided although previous experience of having or supporting someone with a mental health problem is beneficial, but it is not mandatory.