Volunteering is a great way to build skills and confidence, meet new people and face new challenges. At Mind in Brighton and Hove, we recruit volunteers across a range of our services to help local people get the support that they need to help with their mental health
Volunteers Week 2020
We are not able to celebrate with our volunteers in the way we would normally but our volunteers are at the forefront of our mind. Mental Health Awareness Week’s theme this year was kindness and volunteering was highlighted as a way of giving kindness back to communities and is recognised as being beneficial for our mental health and wellbeing. Find out more about how Doing Good Does You Good
We would like to share Caroline’s story who volunteers with the Wellbeing in Hastings and Eastbourne Project:
"I have been a volunteer with MiBH wellbeing in Hastings and Eastbourne project for about 2 and a half years.
Volunteering with the project has enabled me to be involved in my local community and be a part of things which is beneficial for my own wellbeing, I feel connected to the wider community and feel like I am making a difference.
The project offers a varied array of activities and I never have time to be bored, I contribute by listening, chatting, enabling people to find ways to support their own wellbeing, signposting and providing information about other local services.
I have experience of mental health difficulties and volunteering with MiBH has improved my own mental health, I feel valued as a volunteer and have received an induction, training and have regular support.
I find volunteering really rewarding and satisfying and would recommend it if you have the time to offer ’’
The Men’s Mental Health Project in Hastings is working to improve the mental health of men particularly between the ages of 30-59 years.
The project aims to deliver a community based approach to supporting men’s mental health by working closely with services who support men and engaging with men in the community to identify their needs and empower them to shape the delivery of mental health support in Hastings.
Mind in Brighton and Hove is looking for volunteers to assist with this new project. We would particularly welcome and encourage applications from people who identify as male. As a volunteer you will be assisting with the promotion, support and delivery of the project, which aims to create awareness of men’s mental health and provide support to men in the community.
To find out more about this opportunity including details about how to apply, download our application pack.
Wellbeing in Hastings and Eastbourne is a pilot project that promotes the emotional and mental wellbeing of communities within Hastings and Eastbourne. The project aims to develop the skills and knowledge of local people to help them make positive behaviour changes to prevent ill-health, increase awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing, and provides evidence-based activities that support positive mental wellbeing.
We are not currently recruiting volunteers for the Wellbeing in Hastings and Eastbourne project. Please check back again soon as we will update this page when we have further opportunities.
The Advice and Information service is a resource for anyone with a mental health concern, their families, carers and professionals. It offers information on local services, mental health conditions, care and treatment and other mental health related issues. It also provides information on self help management techniques and self help groups.
We are not currently recruiting Advice and Information Service volunteers. Please check back again soon as we will update this page when we have further opportunities.
This service supports people with mental health needs to explore what they wish to achieve in their lives, providing practical and emotional support to help them work toward their goals. Volunteers are trained as mentors and are encouraged to reflect on their own recovery and how their experiences can positively influence the support they give to mentees. Each mentor/mentee match is time-focused with the aim to reach agreed goals. Areas covered are Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex.
We are not currently recruiting volunteers for the Peer Mentoring service. Please check back again soon as we will update this page when we have further opportunities.
Lighthouse Recovery Centre Volunteers
This is a specialist day service for people experiencing Personality Disorder. We are based at the Allen Centre in Hove and are looking for individuals to assist us to run a community programme of activities 7 days a week. Activities include Gardening, Games, Cooking, Peer Support, Workshops, Arts and Crafts, Singing, Creative Writing, and Knitting and Crochet. We also have a café which serves hot food seven days a week which needs volunteers to assist in the running of this, including helping staff to prepare and serve meals as well as supporting our members to get involved in the day-to-day running of the café.
We are not currently recruiting volunteers for our service at the Lighthouse. Please check back again soon as we will update this page when we have further opportunities.