World Mental Health Day 2023 highlights that mental health is a universal human right. As part of that, we want to recognise some of the inequalities around mental health. We’re also celebrating our sisters this Black History Month – as we aim to do year-round – and wanted to share some of the challenges and intersectional experiences many of us face. Acknowledging these inequalities is a key part of celebrating the achievements and contributions of our Black communities.
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Guest blog with Richard, our Step Up programme manager.
Over 75% of volunteers reported that volunteering improved their mental health and wellbeing, according to a report from NCVO. That connection between mental health and volunteering is why VCH started the Step Up programme in 2015.
VCH is seeking a dynamic and engaging Employment Advisor to join our Step Up team at Volunteer Centre Hackney and help people with mental health issues and other high support needs into paid employment. You would be joining a highly recognised project that plays a vital role in the recovery journey for people living in […]
The Step Up project aims to support people who have experienced mental ill-health to access volunteering as part of their mental health recovery and personal journey towards employment. Portuia spoke of her interest and passion for the Arts, whilst also outlining the previous experience she had gained in administrative settings, and her desire to build […]
We are looking for a dynamic and engaging Employment Advisor to join our team at Volunteer Centre Hackney and help people with mental health issues and other high support needs into paid employment. Our Step Up project has been successfully supporting City and Hackney residents into volunteering and paid employment for four years, and are recognised […]
Come and join us this Thursday 27 June for our regular coffee morning and this month, get the opportunity to meet new members of staff on VCH’s Our Place project. Alongside this, we would love as many of you to come along and share your experiences of volunteering and meet others engaged with the Step […]
Volunteer Centre Hackney is seeing in the new year with an explosion of new workshops and events! Whether you want to help a local charity, are thinking about changing careers or want to look after your wellbeing in 2019, VCH has got something on offer for you. Looking to volunteer? Come along to Dalston CLR James Library on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 12 […]
The Step Up project supports people who have experienced mental ill-health to access volunteering as part of their mental health recovery and personal journey towards employment. Mark came to Step Up because he wanted to build his confidence and develop new skills. Naturally shy, he wanted to put his mathematical skills to good use in […]
Come together to meet new people and enjoy tasty teatime treats and a cuppa at our Tea and Talk morning, taking place on World Mental Health Day, 10 October. Good mental health is fundamental to thriving in life. It is the essence of who we are and how we experience the world. Yet, compared to […]
We are all looking forward to a great day of activities at our Wellbeing Day on Friday 31 August and (hopefully) good weather, with activities to cater to all. Taking place from 10am – 5pm at Millfields Park and Nye Bevan Community Hall, E5, VCH’s Step Up will be running loads of activities to help […]