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 suppor that they need to help with their mental health
Our Brighton and Hove Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service are now recruiting for a new volunteer role at Mill View Hospital. This is an exciting new role that has opened up within the service – providing assistance to our mental health advocates and supporting the team to deliver expert Free, Independent, Professional and Confidential advocacy to qualifying patients at Mill View Hospital in Brighton & Hove. We will provide induction, training and on-going supervision.
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.
Mind in Brighton & Hove regularly recruit Peer Support volunteers to provide support to clients with mental health needs such as anxiety and depression. We are interesting in hearing from people with life experience of recovery or using mental health services. The role includes offering individual and group support to help people increase social networks and reduce isolation.
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.
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.