Volunteering Safely & Minimising Natural Anxieties, Post Lockdown

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This course is ideal as both a refresher for those returning to their volunteering roles or those new to volunteering within their community

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DO YOU FEEL ANXIOUS ABOUT RETURNING TO VOLUNTEERING AFTER LOCKDOWN?

After a year of Covid restrictions and enforced distancing, it is understandable that we will feel anxiety as we take our first steps back to mixing and interacting with others.

About This Course

This training looks at the physiological and psychological causes and triggers of anxiety, and how these can be managed effectively. Anxiety itself can impact on our thinking, feelings, and behaviours. As a volunteer who may be providing support and help to others, understanding the mechanics of anxiety helps counter and manage the impact it brings.

We examine the steps we can take and the boundaries we can maintain to ensure that the service you provide is safely managed, whilst still delivering a quality volunteering service.

Using a variety of learning tools, including worksheets, group discussion, and informative resources this course will cover the following:

- Anxiety responses - physical, emotional and behavioural

- Challenging negative thoughts

- Responding to anxiety in others

- Anxiety Management - self soothing and care techniques

- Managing your environment.

Aims and Outcomes

- Understanding of the causes and triggers of Anxiety: looking at the physiological impact of anxiety and the accompanying negative and fearful thoughts that can be a barrier to social interaction.

- A better understanding of the impact of Change on our emotions: Covid has had a profound impact on every aspect of our daily life and our social interactions. Our emotional response to change is quite marked and we look at the pattern that this takes to help understand how it affects both ourselves and others, especially in regard to communication and interaction.

- Effective management and reduction of symptoms of anxiety: both for the individual and /or those they are interacting with.

- Smoother transition/reintroduction to the volunteering environment: so that volunteers can provide the support that is needed safely. We will look at the strategies and systems that can be implemented to support your work, as well as the personal steps you can take to minimise your anxieties.

Quotes from previous course attendees:

“I have a better understanding that everyone is having their own struggles because of Covid, we’re not alone.”

“The trainer was excellent both training and discussions were very relevant to all types of volunteers. Everyone got involved in various discussions.”

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Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE) is Stirling's local third sector interface (TSI). TSI's exist to build empowered communities with a thriving third sector, which consists of community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. 

SVE provides services, aimed to build third sector capacity, structured around the themes of third sector excellence and resilience, social innovation, volunteering, community development and third sector involvement in community planning and decision making. 

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