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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

Men's Mental Health Project - Hastings

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.

We are not currently recruiting volunteers for the Men's Mental Health Project. 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 currently have 2 vacancies to join our volunteer team at the Lighthouse Service. The Lighthouse is a specialist treatment service for people with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder based in Hove.

As a volunteer in the service you would support us to run and delivery our community programme of peer support groups. The Service also offers a range of creative arts and activity-based groups.

As a volunteer you will help staff to facilitate peer support spaces and other activities in the centre. Experience and skills in group work would helpful along with an interest in peer support and supporting people to build their confidence and own skills.

Full training and ongoing supervision are provided and you will be offered the opportunity to get involved in outside training and other activities at the Lighthouse.

If you are interested in finding out more or completing an application form please contact lesley.rhodes@mindcharity.co.uk

Wellbeing in East Sussex

The Wellbeing in East Sussex project promotes the emotional and mental wellbeing of communities across East Sussex..

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 East Sussex project. Please check back again soon as we will update this page when we have further opportunities.

Advice and Information Service Volunteers

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.

Peer Mentor Volunteers in Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex

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.

To find out more about peer mentoring including details about how to apply , download our application pack here