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Volunteering for #MentalHealth

Since it’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, here are some ways you can give your time to support mental health in the community.

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).

Befriender with Outward

  • 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.

Choir Project Lead, VCH

  • 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. 

Community Mentor with I.R.I.E Mind

  • 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. 

Women’s mutual coaching community session leader/organiser with Newington Green Alliance

  • 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

Volunteer Mentor in Schools with Volunteering Matters

  • 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. 

Street Dance project lead, VCH

  • 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

Telephone/ Community Befriender with VCH

  • 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.

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