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New Heights seeks volunteer counsellors for domestic abuse counselling service

New Heights

Based in North Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield, the New Heights domestic abuse counselling service offers specialist support to women and men, over the age of 16, who have experienced or been affected by domestic abuse at any time in their lives.

They are expanding the service after securing extra funding and are seeking volunteer counsellors.

Becky Roberts, Counselling Co-ordinator, writes:

New Heights has recently secured Big Lottery funding for five years and additional community safety funding to include all four Sutton Coldfield wards. 

We are delighted to be expanding our team and are now recruiting for volunteer counsellors (both trainee and qualified counsellors) who are looking for an opportunity to broaden their experiences or those would like to specialise in the field of domestic abuse.

These opportunities are term-time only, available in Kingstanding and Sutton Coldfield, and will commence in September 2017.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 July 2017.

Full details are available in the Placement Advert which can be downloaded from the link below. To request an application pack please email To discuss the placement informally, or if you would like more information, please call Becky Roberts on 07753 224 835.

New Heights provides wide-ranging support to people throughout the Kingstanding area of Birmingham at its Community Café and at St John's Community Centre. They offer the chance for local people to meet and socialise, and also provide a base for training, counselling, advocacy and much more. Older residents can take part in a Silver Surfers group and attend social clubs to socialise and have fun.

Various youth groups use the centre, allowing young people to meet and take part in a wide range of activities. The centres also host carers groups, mental health drop-in services, debt advisory services and support groups that serve the local need. To find out more, visit

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