ADHD Youth Mentors needed

THE Phoenix ADHD Project is seeking volunteers for its mentoring programme.

They are particularly looking for male volunteers, as ADHD affects more males than females; however applications from females are also welcome.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or over, be able to commit to two hours a week for a minimum of a year and

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have experience of or an interest in working with young people with challenging behaviours in a group or one to one basis and have good listening and communication skills.

The Youth Mentoring Programme, which is funded by BBC Children in Need, helps young people aged 8 to 20 who have been diagnosed with ADHD or are being assessed for ADHD overcome difficulties they may be facing, empowering them to reach their full potential.

In conjunction with the one-to-one mentoring, group activities are organised to encourage the development of social skills, positive peer networks, team skills and developing confidence within group interactions.

Undiagnosed ADHD can have a negative impact on the lives of children and young people and their families. However once diagnosed, with the correct level of support, young people with ADHD have the ability to become exceptional individuals.

Volunteers would benefit from:

* OCNNI Level 2 Youth Mentoring;

* Experience working within a youth environment ;

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* Other relevant training e.g. child protection, first aid, ADHD;

* Social opportunities working with a team of a developing project,

Anyone interested in volunteering or wanting more information should contact Naomi McClelland, Youth Mentoring Coordinator on 028 7000 2050. or by email: [email protected]

Information is also available on the Project’s website:

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