Westmeads, Doles Avenue, Royston, Barnsley, S71 4PT

Who we are

My Best Life is a social prescribing service that runs through Barnsley supporting people who visit their GP often for non medical reasons for example social, emotional, practical needs. My Best Life advisers will work with you for up to 12 weeks, to put together your own action plan that can help with a range of things, including: • Improve mental well-being • Manage your physical health and symptoms • Lead a healthier lifestyle • Improve your home environment • Get involved in your local community • Maximise your income and access benefits • Find work, training and volunteering opportunities Our advisers provide non-medical support and can use their local knowledge to link you into other sources of support where suitable. They can visit you at home, or wherever you feel most comfortable, at a time that suits you best.

How you can help

We are looking for enabling and befriending volunteers. This opportunity involves: • Providing follow on support • Sharing your experiences • Help people find their way through the health care system • Set up new groups for carers or specific conditions. • Helping individuals reach goals and overcome barriers There are no specific requirements to become a volunteer for My Best Life. You need to be kind, caring and understanding. You also need to be able to empathise with people and trustworthy. There is a lot that people can gain from volunteering for My Best Life. As a volunteer you will have role specific induction where you will learn about lone working, safeguarding, professional boundaries, health and safety and much more. As the volunteering is person-centred, it is a great way to meet to friends. You will also gain experience in a busy service with individuals who suffer from low level mental health and social anxiety.



  • Opportunity details:
  • Inside
  • Outside

  • Experience gained:
  • Training
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Life Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Caring Experience
  • Befriending Experience
  • Safeguarding Awareness
  • Support

Published: 14 June 2019