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
The Brighton and Hove Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service provides expert Free, Independent, Professional and Confidential advocacy to qualifying patients at Mill View Hospital in Brighton & Hove. Our volunteers support the Advocates in their work on the wards.
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 currently seeking volunteers - please click here for more information
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.
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.
Please note we are currently recruiting for volunteers for the Lighthouse to help in centre kitchen and cafe supporting cooking groups and helping members and staff to open the café. Full training and support provided