Real Baby Milk are seeking volunteers to offer peer support to new mums on the maternity ward at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro.
We are looking for committed, experienced volunteers who would like the challenge and experience of working with mothers in those early days.
If you can:• Help new Mums with early challenges and signpost to other support available, by liaising with midwives and medical staff• Completing paperwork and write in patients’ medical records• Spare one day per week or fortnight to volunteer at Treliske hospital. - This is so to allow you to develop your skills effectively, and to build your confidence in a more challenging environment. - Most volunteers find that in order to have enough time to make a hospital PS session worthwhile they want to support several mums, as well as completing all the paperwork and spend a few hours on the ward. - We generally find that volunteers need to dedicate a whole day to allow for childcare and transport, and breaks during your session.• Be supported by Real Baby Milk by attending a 2 hour supervision session once every 12 weeks (children welcome)
Volunteers need to be able to:• Arrange and complete a total of 5 days of training, which breaks down as: - 2 days accredited Hospital Peer Support Training - plus 5 hours home learning - the UNICEF 1 day training - 1 day RCHT staff induction training - (unfortunately it is not possible to bring children to these training sessions)
This training, and the support offered to volunteers is funded by Cornwall Council and Royal Cornwall Hospital in order to provide high quality support to parents.
For more information or to discuss if the course is right for you please contact Anna:Phone: 01872 260429Email: firstname.lastname@example.org