World Mental Health Day 2018
According to Mind, in England 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week. World Mental Health Day is a time to reflect on your own or consider giving your time to support an individual or organisation in need. There are lots of different ways you can be involved, from befriending to administrating. Click on the links of our opportunities below for your chance to make a difference while learning new skills. If you need help registering and applying for roles see our Volunteer FAQs.
We are looking for friendly & reliable people (ideally with previous experience) to help us with reception and administrative tasks. Days and times are negotiable but will be during business hours Monday to Friday.
Contributing to the delivery of a well established advocacy service which works with a varied client group to have their voices heard, stand up for their rights, access services, and achieve their own identified goals. This role will support the team to get this feedback from clients, and contribute to the development of new strategies to ensure that our methods are effective and reaching all of our varied client groups.
We are looking for people who are passionate about using their skills and experience to empower people to identify and achieve their own goals. This role will enable you to gain invaluable experience working as an advocate alongside trained staff, supporting them to attend meetings, undertake triage assessments, respond to client inquiries, undertake research, and carry out one to one client work after completing a training period.
Mind in Barnet are setting up self-advocacy support groups and self-advocacy training. Particularly interested in attracting people who have used advocacy services and wish to use the knowledge and skills they gained to help others build confidence and self-advocate.
Did you know? In the UK, more than 1 million people aged over 65 say they often or always feels lonely. We have 1,000 older people waiting for a Silver Line Friend. They have chosen to be called Silver Liners. By volunteering as a Telephone Friend for The Silver Line, we match you to a Silver Liner that you call once a week.
We are seeking a volunteer befriender for a few hours a week to be a companion to an older chap who is unable to leave the house very often. He would absolutely love to meet a befriender to keep him company by playing board games,reading aloud, or discussing his favorite subjects - Strictly Come Dancing, classical music and current affairs? Becoming a volunteer befriender is providing support and companionship to potentially isolated and vulnerable people.
Dementia Club UK cares for the dementia sufferers and their carers. All sessions are from 2pm to 4pm. Each session aims to provide professional advice and information, gentle exercise to music and fun activities in a social atmosphere with cups of tea/coffee and lovely cakes.