A new UK-wide volunteering opportunity has become available, where volunteers will provide a valuable new telephone coaching service for parent carers of someone with an eating disorder provided by Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity.
What is Echo?
Echo is a Peer Coaching Support Service. It is a free telephone support service that matches skilled volunteer coaches with parent carers who are supporting someone with an eating disorder. Not having someone to talk to regularly about the challenges and frustrations of supporting someone can be lonely and isolating, particularly if you're not able to discuss and share with family and friends. A friendly, weekly, 30-minute chat on the phone can make all the difference; reducing the isolating effects of the illness, whilst empowering you to make a positive difference to your loved ones recovery.
Peer coaching is:
What's great about Echo?
· Free weekly calls from a peer coach
· The opportunity to talk to someone who understands your circumstances and gain emotional, social and practical skills.
· Our dedicated Peer Coaching team will match you with someone who has similar shared experience
· We protect the safety of all involved by automatically connecting you and your coaches phones anonymously, this means no personal telephone numbers need to be exchanged.
How to access Echo?
We are looking for volunteer coaches to provide this service. For anyone interested in providing this service, please contact email@example.com where the next stages of the process can be discussed, and an application form can be forwarded on.