We are looking for young adults (aged 18 – 25) who have had their own lived experience of mental distress to facilitate peer support groups in our community.
The Wellington Women’s Health Collective (“the Collective”) is a small not for profit organisation that was formed in 1986 and since then has become an established part of the Wellington community. We are in the process of forming a new board. The purpose of the Board is to direct the Collective toward achieving its purpose and to operate according to its values. The Board provides stewardship of the Collectives operations, reputation and resources.
Mental health telephone helpline listener. Samaritans volunteers are trained to provide empathetic, confidential, non-judgmental support to callers in distress. Common reasons for calling are loneliness/isolation, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, relationships/family, gender/sexuality, addiction and self-disclosed mental health illnesses. Training is provided in 5-week group training courses conducted in March, July and October annually.