Volunteering for #MentalHealth
Since it’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, here are some ways you can give your time to support mental health in the community (whilst supporting your own wellbeing).
- Outward supports people with learning disabilities, people on the autism spectrum, older people and young people at risk in their homes
- The role involves befriending people with learning disabilities – emotional support and
- You’d get lots of training, gain new skills, regular supervision, and would be reimbursed for travel expenses.
- If you’re musical and would like to run a choir for adults and young people on Stamford Hill, get in touch!
- This is part of VCH’s Together Better programme, which supports local communities in reducing the demands on health services by empowering local residents to take charge of their overall wellbeing.
- IRIE Mind is a new mental health initiative run by and for the African-Caribbean community
- It champions black mental health and provide community-based solutions to mental illness
- Specifically looking for young black men aged between 18-29 who have personal experience in community mental health services or in coping with ill mental health to become a community mentor
- Volunteers get 4 week’s training on peer leadership, group facilitation, assertiveness and safeguarding.
- The Newington Green Alliance helping people to develop a strong community in Newington Green
- Looking for women volunteers to lead, manage, and support sessions
- You’d be using coaching skills to help family, friends, and neighbours to more effectively identify and achieve their life and work goals
- For just 2 hours a week for 12 weeks, you can help young people improve their schools and communities by mentoring them as they set up projects on issues they really care about.
- Training, travel expenses, and DBS check provided.
- If you fancy running a dance group for 1-2 hours a week in Stamford Hill, get in touch!
- This is part of our Together Better Programme
- Join our powerful engagement programme that supports people’s wellbeing, builds lasting relationships and reduces isolation and loneliness in the borough.
- For 1-2 hours a week, you’d support a vulnerable Hackney resident who may be experiencing social isolation and loneliness.
- We’re especially looking for diverse volunteers speaking community languages including Turkish, Spanish, Punjabi, Polish, Bengali and Portuguese speakers.
Want to find more volunteer roles? Head over to our site, VCConnect here.