Breathing Space – Wellbeing Assistant Opportunity

‘Breathing Space’ are a series of creative arts groups run across Bridgend by Tanio, which uses creativity and the creative arts to engage and improve the lives of people who are lonely and isolated, who suffer from anxiety and depression, have lost a loved one, and/or struggle with physical and mental health problems.

Our Porthcawl ‘Breathing Space’ group was launched in August 2021, and in a very short time has become a thriving and supportive place for people to explore their creative side. Tanio are looking for a Wellbeing Assistant to help this group develop further, and to become an integral part of the delivery of these weekly sessions.

The Wellbeing Assistant will help the Facilitator create a positive and supportive environment that will positively impact the participants’ overall wellbeing. This role will work closely with the Facilitator, providing in-session wellbeing support for up to 2 hours in length per week. This support may include in-session one-to-one support of participants, signposting to third party organisations, and/or in-session crisis management. 

This role would be ideal for anyone who has prior experience or an interest working in the fields of community building, mental health, or wellbeing. 

Essential Skills:

  • Empathic, able to put yourself in other peoples’ shoes
  • Friendly and warm demeanour
  • Experience of working in the field of wellbeing and/or mental health
  • Excellent communicator with fantastic soft skills
  • Experienced at conflict management


  • Experience of community or participatory arts

Delivery: Wednesdays between 12.30-2.30pm (weekly) starting September 2022

Location: Porthcawl

Fee: £50 per session

Please note: this is a freelance contracted position.

To apply: Please send an up to date CV and a brief covering letter stating why you’ve intesested in the post and what you’d think you could bring to the role to [email protected] by 5pm 9th Aug 2022

For more information or to discuss the role, please email [email protected]