Dublin Mental Health Charity Urgently Seeking Volunteers

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If you've been considering volunteering some of your time lately - then listen up. 

Because one of Ireland's most worthy charities is urgently seeking your help. 

Aware, Ireland's leading organisation providing support, education and information services about depression and bipolar disorder is seeking 40 volunteers to join the crucial Aware Support Line team. 

Volunteers are the voice of hope for people seeking mental health support through this free service providing callers with telephone support information about issues relating to their own mood or the mood of a friend or family member who may be experiencing depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.  

“The Aware Support Line is a crucial lifeline to the one in ten people in Ireland experiencing depression. We know that it takes a huge amount of courage for callers to make that initial first contact with us, and without more volunteers and an additional phone line we are running the risk of those calls going unanswered. To be met with silence, having made that first call to us is the worst possible scenario for someone experiencing depression. For many, when they call our support line, it is the first time that they realise they are not alone. We know we can make a real difference to our callers and it is why we are asking the people to join our team and be a voice of hope for someone experiencing depression.” 

Brid O’Meara, Director of Services, Aware.

As part of the recruitment process, potential volunteers will be guided through a series of training sessions that will empower them with the tools to respond to callers in a helpful way. 

Volunteers will be trained to point callers in the right direction to get the help they need and most importantly to be there to simply listen.

If you want to volunteer click here

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Alana Laverty

Just a Galway gal eating and writing her way around Dublin alana@lovin.com / @alanalav

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