Reading Rooms Volunteer

Verbal 

Hours

2 hrs a week for 12 weeks

Where we are

Verbal Arts Centre
Stable Lane and Mall Wall
Bishop Street Within
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6PU

About the Volunteer Opportunity

Verbal’s vision is a world in which ‘Every Story Matters’.

Our shared reading sessions use short stories as a tool to facilitate meaningful conversations amongst participants and have been proven to increase wellbeing and improve mental health.

We are currently recruiting Reading Room Facilitators to bring our stories to life for participants in local communities.

About the Organisation

Verbal’s vision is a world in which ‘Every Story Matters’.

Our Reading Room programme is a unique bibliotherapy programme designed by our own research team of psychologists and literature specialists. Our shared reading sessions use short stories as a tool to facilitate meaningful conversations amongst participants and have been proven to increase wellbeing and improve mental health.

We have a variety of programmes that work with both children and adults:

Prevention & Intervention – in these programmes we focus on turning challenges into opportunities for learning and growth. By exploring healthy ways to cope with setbacks using simple and effective Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (CBT), these programmes aim to contribute to a brighter future where participants can continue to grow and flourish.

Recovery- in this programme we aim to empower individuals to regain control over their lives and emotions. Our Recovery programme is a journey that provides participants with the tools and support to cope with, and manage, their mental health challenges in healthier ways.

More information can be found on their website:

www.theverbal.co/reading-rooms 

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