This charity is eligible for the Grow Your Tenner 2013!
Off The Record relieves and prevents suffering of young people aged 11-25 across Portsmouth Havant & Southern East Hampshire, through access to FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counselling, information, crisis support, educational and preventative services; befriending and opportunities for self development. Services are delivered by highly trained, accredited and award-winning volunteer support workers and counsellors. Patrons are Katy Sexton & Sally Taylor. We are "You're Welcome" young-person endorsed
Excellent, established local reputation, with 7,000+ contacts each year, working across Portsmouth City, Havant Borough & southern East Hampshire. We are trusted, free, non-judgemental, confidential. No-one is turned away. Need is evidenced by high levels of service use and self-referrals plus signposting from GPs, mental health teams, schools. Service operates at times to suit clients. Off The Record is well researched & understands needs & issues of local communities & local young people.
Many young people present with seriously troubled minds. They gain confidence, develop coping strategies and are better able to make positive life choices. Proven outcomes show: improved family life, self-awareness, relationships, study; addressing addiction/health issues; access to specialist support if needed. All clients assessed before during and after service; thorough database of outcomes maintained. Our volunteer counsellors/support teams also report high levels satisfaction & commitment
Servic volunteers wanted: Support Workers: drop-in, advice, information. Counsellors: provide 1-1 counselling, some outreach/group work. Diploma counsellors: crisis/complex issues. All service volunteers receive high quality accredited training, ongoing support & supervision through our award-winning volunteering programme, working in teams at each location. Non-service volunteers support promotion, fundraising & events. More information at: http://www.off-the-record.org.uk/volunteer-roles.html