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.


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The Mix

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.

Discover the role for you here

Young Minds

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.

Learn more about these roles here
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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.

Find more exciting opportunities here
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Are you studying to become a counsellor and looking for some volunteering experience? Place2Be offers school-based placements for counsellors wanting to work with children and young people.

Find out more here


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.

Volunteer for military mental health

Anna Freud

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families support children, young people and families. Whether you would like to become a parent champion or take on a challenge, find out how you can make a difference to those in distress.

Become a parent Champion


If you’re looking for a mental health volunteering opportunity that won’t drain your time, but will connect you to an online community throughout the UK, then sign up to be a volunteer at Shout. Shout will be a free direct messaging service for people in a state of crisis and will go live in 2019. For now, the service is being piloted with charity partners, and they are looking for volunteers to join now and help launch the service.

Sign up to volunteer with Shout

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