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At Beam, we provide a drop-in and appointment led service where children and Young people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin can access advice and support on any concerns relating to mental and emotional well-being.
We are proud to be part of Bee-U, a network of emotional health and well-being organisations. Beam welcomes anyone under 25 who has something on their minds to come and talk to us and tell us how they're feeling.
For our drop in there is no need to get a referral or to make an appointment, just drop in. For our appointment led service young people and parents can go on line at https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk//beamshropshire to request a session.
We also welcome parents and carers with concerns about a child or young persons emotional health and wellbeing to contact us, as well as other professionals. The Beam Team consists of therapists, youth workers and wellbeing volunteers who are here to listen.
We'll provide children and young people with practical support and suggestions tailored to suit their needs. We aim to address the feelings they are experiencing and suggest strategies to help them improve their emotional well-being.
Our Wellbeing Volunteers are a vital part of the service, supporting the young people on a one-to-one or group basis, giving them the direction and the confidence to make sound life choices and supporting them to have a voice in decisions which affect them.
Supporting the young person to achieve their personal goals and increase their independent living skills, either in a one to one or group setting.
Ensuring young people are greeted on their arrival at the building and ensuring that their queries are answered in a professional manner.
Taking part in activities to support young people to improve recovery from an emotional health and wellbeing problem.
Communication with staff and Volunteers within the project as well as external professionals.
Recording accurate high quality notes and providing risk assessment information to staff, including positive developments that the young people have made.
Participating in and helping to facilitate group work programmes with staff.
We will apply for an enhanced DBS check for the successful candidate and will seek at least 2 references spanning the last 5 years.
What we offer – a full induction and training required for the role, support from the line manager, new opportunities and the chance to meet new people, reimbursement of reasonable expenses, the chance to make a difference within the community, a reference once you have been with us for a period of time.
Mandatory Training – the Wellbeing Volunteer will be provided with all necessary training for the role. This will include elements such as induction, safeguarding and Health & Safety.
Further available training – The children’s Society offers a range of training opportunities and access to e-learning. Further training can be discussed with their manager if they are successful in the application process.