Barrow is a student-run social group for patients of Callington Road Psychiatric Hospital. We take a group of volunteers each Sunday evening from 7 - 9 pm.
We visit patients to chat and play games over tea and biscuits. Jenga and Uno are some current favourites! The patients appreciate new faces and a break from their hospital routine. No previous experience is necessary and co-ordinators will be present each week so no need to worry about knowing what is going on! We meet at the Student's Union at 6:30 pm and then take taxis to Callington Road Hospital. Taxis are also provided to drop you everyone home after. All taxis are covered in the student volunteering budget, so no need to worry about the cost!
Barrow is a low commitment volunteering scheme - you don’t have to attend every session, you can come as little or as often as you like. Just reply to the weekly email to sign-up for the sessions you would like to attend. We take a maximum of 10 volunteers along, so make sure to reply quickly each week. Barrow gives you the chance to gain experience in a psychiatric hospital; improving communication skills, sharing an interest in mental health with other volunteers and just having a fun Sunday evening playing games!
Hope to see you soon!
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