Volunteering with Fatigue

4th May 2020
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At Salus Fatigue Foundation we love to share the good work of people with fatigue.

Laura is the Volunteer Lead at South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health, she also lives with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.  She is offering a work from home volunteering opportunity see below Laura’s mini blog

Volunteering whilst living with fatigue.

If you look at your list of priorities when you are living with a long-term condition, volunteering might not be at the top of your to do list. However, the right type of volunteer can complement your day to day energy levels, your mental well-being and your recovery.

My own conditions create barriers on a day to day basis that I have to overcome and I found that volunteering created a sense of self and motivation to keep going. 

Social Isolation Project.

So, I created the social isolation project to allow volunteers to work at their own pace, at home and contribute as much as they like.  This allows anyone with daily fatigue to choose how much and when they help out.  I wish I could be part of army of NHS volunteers or help others with their shopping and essentials, however my own conditions do not fit well with these active jobs.  So, if you want to be part of something and give back in your own way, contact me at: VolunteerLead@ssnmentalhealth.co.uk Or sign up at: https://do-it.org/opportunities/8aaa3137-7f87-45df-a298-f628a13e4eec

Lockdown Gallery

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