Be part of the important role of volunteering for mental health
It’s Volunteers Week and we want to shine a light on the fantastic volunteering opportunities that are available within our Charity Partners that you could get involved in. Have you been wanting to get involved in the community but you’re not sure how to go about it? Why not try volunteering for mental health, there are lots of roles available where you can make a real difference.
What difference will volunteering make?
What Opportunities are Available?
There are a range of volunteering opportunities available to suit your personality and build on your skills. Have a look below at the many different ways you can help others with their mental health.
The Mix offer support for people aged 16-25 and have lots of different volunteering opportunities. This summer they're looking for on-site helpline volunteers in London & Nottingham and digital connectors, which is a remote role.
Young Minds aim to improve children's mental wellbeing by supporting parents, equipping professionals and empowering young people. In July, they are recruiting for their Youth Panel and in August you can join their team of YoungMinds Activists.
Mind is the mental health charity for all. They have a range of volunteering opportunities available from facilitating music & art groups, to helping out in one of your local Mind shops.
Place 2 Be
Are you interested in becoming a counselor and looking for some volunteering experience? Place 2 be offers volunteer placements for counselor's.
Contact is a coalition of military mental health organisations. There are lots of volunteer opportunities available within these organisations to help raise awareness of military mental health.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Short on time but really want to support mental health? There are lots of ways you can get involved in the Heads Together campaign and help to change the conversation on mental health
“It’s helped me to realise what I had in life before and it really has helped me to build my confidence up tremendously. Up until about a year ago I didn’t think I was going to be here – let alone coaching and helping others. I’ve got so much to give, and Get Set to Go has given me the option as a volunteer to give so much back”
“Working with The Mix has really helped with my confidence and has made me realise that helping people is my calling in life. When I started I was suffering with severe agoraphobia, speaking to others in similar situations and helping them on their journey encouraged me to go out and do the same.”
Heads Together Charity Partner’s have resources, advice and support available to make sure you always feel like you know where to turn when you’re struggling. If you’re finding things difficult or know someone that is, discover the support that is available by our Charity Partners.