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  • Mental Health Awareness Week and Volunteering: Case study 2

    Created: 06/05/2022
    News/Events Category: FVA News

    As part of Mental Health  Awareness Week (09 - 15 May), we're showcasing the stories of some of the many volunteers that we support with volunteering. These stories explore how volunteering can help alleviate feelings of loneliness (the theme of the campaign) and poor mental health as well as its power in supporting people towards better and brighter destinations.

    Client 2: “He struggled to see what sort of life he would have and if he ever would find work."

    This young University student was living with a severe illness that was impacting on him connecting with friends, continuing with his education, and looking for work.

    He was suffering from extreme anxiety and struggled to see what sort of life he would have and if he ever would find work.

    He was referred to FVA by his work coach to find a volunteering opportunity that matched his passions and interests – which included climate, biodiversity, and preserving life.

    With support and guidance from a Volunteering Development Officer in finding the right opportunity, the client is now volunteering with an organisation that works to preserve nature, wildlife, and heritage in Scotland.

    The client hopes that this opportunity allows him to make a difference in his local area and to gain experience to help him find employment in the future.

    Looking to start volunteering? We recommend taking part in our upcoming Step into Volunteering training to get you started. To find out more about the volunteering opportunities available in Fife, please visit our website. Contact us if you would like more information on volunteering.

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