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Beyond Boundaries is an early intervention and Body & Soul’s vital telephone support service built on our values of love, kindness, and a desire to understand one another. As a Mental Health Telephone Support Volunteer, you will specifically be calling members from the You Are Not Alone service which supports 16–30-year-olds that have attempted suicide, for regular check-in calls and support to continue using skills learned in their 6-month DBT group therapy. In these 20 min calls where you will support members to think about, set, and work towards improving their wellbeing (emotional, physical, and psychological). You will build a build a trusting connection, reconnect them to their strengths and help them work towards a life worth living.

You will be part of an interdisciplinary team that offers ongoing support groups, casework support and therapy to support members who are struggling with their mental health. Some members have described this service as a "life-line" that makes them feel less alone and like people care about them. 

Before you start in this role you will be trained by one of the group facilitators in essential DBT skills such as emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance skills. You will also have ongoing supervision and other learning and development opportunities including the potential to join our 3-day Essential DBT Skills Training run by two leading DBT therapists. 

Time commitment

• We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week. Calls can be made from home or in our community at Body & Soul.
• To keep continuity for our members we would like volunteers to make a minimum commitment of 6 months.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.