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Will you become our online conversation supervisor?

The Depression Association brings together people who have experienced one or more depressions. We also call these 'fellow sufferers'. We offer fellow sufferers the opportunity to share experiences in a support group. What is a support group? A support group is a form of self-help. Such a group consists of approximately 8 people who have or have had depression. They meet online once or twice a month to exchange experiences and discuss how they deal with the depression they encounter in daily life. Everything related to depression can be discussed in these groups. We are looking for 2 online discussion facilitators for a new group. A counselor also has experience with depression and wants to use this experience for others who are experiencing or have experienced depression. What do we offer? A 2-day training for conversation counselors (GBs) in Utrecht. Here you will get more information about support groups and working from experience. We also practice some cases. You will also follow a short online training from 113. After the training you will receive a volunteer contract. You will then work in a group with a fellow discussion leader. The coordinator provides support when starting up and with questions or problems that arise in the group. The coordinator also provides intervision with you and other discussion supervisors. In order to guide a group well, it is necessary that you are able to use your own experience, but not see it as a guideline for others. You are able to rise above your own experience with depression. You are able to give participants space to find their own way. This way every participant feels accepted. In addition, it is important: -A warm personality and genuine interest in others. -Be able to sense people and put them at ease. -Be flexible, meetings can go differently than you planned in advance. -You can work with Teams or want to learn how to do so. The group is always held on a fixed evening during the month. -Availability of a time investment of approximately 5 hours per month for a longer period (minimum one year), given the nature of the group. For information, you can send a message.

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The Depression Association brings together people who have experienced one or more depressions. We also call these 'fellow sufferers'. We offer fellow sufferers the opportunity to share experiences in a support group.

What is a support group?
A support group is a form of self-help. Such a group consists of approximately 8 people who have or have had depression. They meet online once or twice a month to exchange experiences and discuss how they deal with the depression they encounter in daily life. Everything related to depression can be discussed in these groups.

We are looking for 2 online discussion facilitators for a new group. A counselor also has experience with depression and wants to use this experience for others who are experiencing or have experienced depression.

What do we offer?
A 2-day training for conversation counselors (GBs) in Utrecht. Here you will get more information about support groups and working from experience. We also practice some cases. You will also follow a short online training from 113. After the training you will receive a volunteer contract. You will then work in a group with a fellow discussion leader. The coordinator provides support when starting up and with questions or problems that arise in the group. The coordinator also provides intervision with you and other discussion supervisors.

In order to guide a group well, it is necessary that you are able to use your own experience, but not see it as a guideline for others. You are able to rise above your own experience with depression. You are able to give participants space to find their own way. This way every participant feels accepted.

In addition, it is important:
-A warm personality and genuine interest in others.
-Be able to sense people and put them at ease.
-Be flexible, meetings can go differently than you planned in advance.
-You can work with Teams or want to learn how to do so. The group is always held on a fixed evening during the month.
-Availability of a time investment of approximately 5 hours per month for a longer period (minimum one year), given the nature of the group.

For information, you can send a message.

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Will you become our new regional coordinator?

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The Depression Association brings together people who have (experienced) depression. We call this 'fellow sufferers', we offer fellow sufferers the opportunity to share experiences with each other. This happens, among other things, in the 60 support groups throughout the Netherlands. People come together once a month to exchange experiences and discuss how they deal with their depression in daily life. Everything related to depression can be discussed in these groups. The groups are guided by 2 discussion leaders who are also familiar with depression. As the association is growing, we are looking for new regional coordinators for various provinces. As a regional coordinator, you help coordinate the regional support groups and provide guidance to the discussion leaders in your region. Your experience and background are extremely valuable in stimulating contact between fellow sufferers in your region.  What are you going to do? The regional coordinator is an important link in organizing our support groups. You are a dynamic point of contact and hinge between the national secretariat, which processes the registrations of new members, and the local interview supervisors who take care of the placement of the members. You can do the work from home. -You forward new registrations that you receive from the secretariat to the correct interview supervisors. -You are involved in the selection and training of new discussion counselors in your region. -You provide a digital intervision for the discussion supervisors 4 times a year. -Where necessary, you help look for a new location and put energy into recruiting fellow sufferers through press releases when a new group is founded. -You keep your finger on the pulse when starting up new groups. -When necessary, you are a discussion and sparring partner for the supervisors. -You keep an eye on the well-being and volume of the groups -You participate in the national regional coordinators meeting -you participate in intervision with fellow regional coordinators. What do you need? You have experience with depression, yourself or in your immediate environment, and you use that valuable knowledge to support others. It is of course an advantage if you have experience with support groups, for example as a participant or as a supervisor. You preferably live in the region for which you are registering and have approximately 4 to 6 hours available per week (you can organize these yourself). In addition, you dare to make independent decisions that are in line with the Depression Association's policy. You can support people in a coaching manner and dare to speak to them and give feedback where necessary. It is nice if you have some digital skills to be able to work in the administration system and organize online meetings via Teams. What does the Depression Association offer? As a regional coordinator you become part of a socially relevant and vibrant community of 1,200 members and 200 volunteers. These volunteers are all committed to improving the quality of life for people with depression. As a regional coordinator you can fall back on the national office of the association. You will receive support where necessary and can participate in meetings organized by the association. You become a member of the association and can participate in PGO support training courses for free. You can contact the other regional coordinators and the board via WhatsApp and email. We are currently looking for a regional coordinator for the North Brabant region.

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