We at Mikeysline don’t profess to be experts, we aren’t. Our volunteers, for the most part, have experienced problems with mental health in some format. Whether that be their own problems, or people close to them, they have experienced it in some shape or form. Through these life experiences, it helps us to understand your issue.
We won’t be reciting a clinical script every time someone texts, or visits the Hive. We may ask for a few initial details, but after that, it’s time for us to listen. Not just listening, but hearing what you have to say.
You won’t find our volunteers shouting from the rooftops about their involvement. What you will find, is a sense of pride in what we are working towards. They have taken steps to help others when they need it most – we think the world of them for doing so!
From all walks of life, we have varied levels of experience through our ranks. Some have worked in the mental health field for years, while some are relatively new. The one thing they all have in common though, is the desire to help.
Are you reading this and thinking this could be you? Do you feel ready to listen and hear those who need it most? Would you be willing to give some of your time to provide an understanding and empathetic ear? We would love to hear from you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.