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 ’’
To find out more about volunteering opportunities with Mind in Brighton and Hove, please visit our Volunteer page.