Outreach, Activities and Events Volunteer with the Mental Health Advice Service
Mind in Brighton and Hove
As well as having contact with clients individually, the Mental Health Advice Service attend outreach events and activities, to promote the service and raise awareness. We are looking for additional volunteers to help us to deliver this work.
- Assist with creating display boards materials and setting up.
- Help with setting up our information stall/talk/workshop event.
- Speak to individual members of the public/clients about the service.
- Listen sensitively to members of the public/clients in a non-judgmental manner.
- Be calm and confident with people who may be experiencing distress or may find communicating to us difficult.
- Provide members of the public/clients with appropriate available resources.
- Where appropriate, inform members of the public/clients of the Mental Health Advice service.
Application by 11th March 2024.
We are looking for volunteers who are able to offer the attributes listed below:
- a non-judgemental approach and ability to empathise with others
- an ability to listen and communicate well with a wide range of people face-to-face (in person or online)
- an ability to communicate assertively, confidently and professionally, in group situations, using group skills
- an ability to engage with the public and present in a confident and professional manner
- an ability to respond calmly and patiently to people who may be experiencing distress or may find communicating to us difficult
- an understanding of the issues that someone experiencing difficulties with their mental health and their carers may face
- reliability, good organisational and time management skills
- an ability to be responsible and work within professional boundaries and according to policies and protocols
- an understanding of the benefits of taking part in training and supervision sessions.
- An opportunity to be part of a team who offer support to clients, carers and professionals around mental health issues.
- Experience of being part of a small friendly team.
- Training provided and expenses paid.
Organisational address: Mind in Brighton and Hove, 51 New England St., Brighton BN1 4GQ
Good bus route and connections to London Road.
Parking on the premises.
commitment guidelines: there are no regular set days and times for outreach
events and the volunteer will need to be flexible in their ability to attend
and support outreach events. The volunteer is not required to attend every
outreach event arranged.
When do I need to be available?
|Time commitment guidelines: there are no regular set days and times for outreach events and the volunteer will need to be flexible in their ability to attend and support outreach events. The volunteer is not required to attend every outreach event arranged.
Where does this role take place?
- Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
- Community Food
- Crime, Victims and Offenders
- Employment, Education and Training
- Families and Parenting
- Fitness and Sport
- Health and Social Care
- Homeless and Housing
- Learning Disabilities
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender
- Libraries, Books and Literature
- Mental Health
- No specific interest
- Older People
- Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Migrants
- Substance Misuses and Addiction
- Womens Issues
- Young People
- Administration and Office
- Advice and Information
- General Helping
- One-off Activity
- Practical Skills
- Sorting and organising items
- Teaching and Training
Lift to top floors Disabled parking bay
Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
Operate Equal Opportunities policy
Health and Safety
Health and Safety policy
Induction and training provided
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
Volunteers covered by organisational insurance
Suitable for 13 - 16 years
Suitable for 16 - 18 years
Suitable for a group of volunteers
Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
Support on Offer
Regular one to one supervision
This role is adaptable for different abilities