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Volunteer Active Monitoring Practitioner

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Active Monitoring is a programme of supportive intervention and guided self-help to improve the mental health and wellbeing of clients. It offers written information about evidence based strategies to empower individuals to cope with common mental health difficulties. This is a service that works with mild to moderate mental health difficulties focused on 7 areas: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loneliness, grief and loss, anger, stress, and menopause.

The role of the volunteer Active Monitoring Practitioner is to provide early intervention for people experiencing mental health difficulties through (pre-designed) guided psycho-educational materials.

The post holder will support the establishment of Active Monitoring and maintain effective and collaborative working within the practice with all staff to ensure the smooth running of the programme.

Benefits to self

Training provided Team Work Flexible volunteering New skills learnt

Benefits to others

Empowering individuals with their mental health, helping them to gain new skills and confidence in improving their mental wellbeing.


Remote, Dorset

Training available

• Dorset Mind Induction • Mental Health Awareness Training • Adult Safeguarding Training • Unconscious Bias Training • Regular supervision provided

Hours per week

  • Activity AreaHealth and Social Care, Mental Health, People, Wellbeing, Advice/ Support
  • Employability Skills within ActivityBuddying, Counselling, Mentoring, Communication, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal, Problem Solving
  • FacultyHealth & Social Sciences
  • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being

Employability skills

  • Communication 0
  • Interpersonal 0
  • Teamwork 0
  • Timekeeping 0
  • Relationship Building 0