Volunteer as a Telephone Mentor and use your experiences to support others affected by bipolar. We're currently looking for the following volunteers:

  • Individuals who are a carer or family member of someone with bipolar (Newport and London)

  • Please note: We are currently NOT recruiting for mentors with a diagnosis of bipolar.

What does the role involve?

  • Mentoring an individual through one-to-one telephone mentoring sessions
  • Participating in regular one-to-one supervision with your Team Member
  • Participating in all training required and organised by the Mentoring team
  • Ensuring all records are produced on time and in good descriptive quality
  • Liasing with your Team Member to ensure any cancellations or changes are communicated as soon as possible
  • Participating in promotional events in relation to Bipolar UK and its services

Benefits of volunteering as a Telephone Mentor:

  • Using your skills & experience to help others affected by bipolar
  • Being part of a team
  • Developing your confidence
  • Developing transferable skills for employment or training

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Have personal experience of bipolar (i.e. you must have a diagnosis of bipolar or be a family member or carers for someone with bipolar).
  • Are empathetic and understanding of the needs of individuals with mental health issues.
  • Have good interpersonal skills.
  • Are good communications skills and who are confident speaking on the telephone.
  • Are reliable, personable and friendly.
  • Are organised.
  • Able to reflect the values and credibility of Bipolar UK at every occasion.

Find out more and download the Telephone Mentor role description.

We're currently looking for the following volunteers:

  • Individuals who are a carer or family member of someone with bipolar (Newport and London)

  • Please note: We are currently NOT recruiting for mentors with a diagnosis of bipolar.

Download and complete the volunteering application form. When complete, send your application to us at mentoring@bipolaruk.org.