Outreach, Activities and Events Volunteer with the Mental Health Advice Service

Mind in Brighton and Hove

Register your Interest

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. 

This includes:

  •  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.

Skills

We are looking for volunteers who are able to offer the attributes listed below:

  1.   a non-judgemental approach and ability to empathise with others
  2.   an ability to listen and communicate well with a wide range of people face-to-face (in person or online)
  3.   an ability to communicate assertively, confidently and professionally, in group situations, using group skills
  4.   an ability to engage with the public and present in a confident and professional manner
  5.   an ability to respond calmly and patiently to people who may be experiencing distress or may find communicating to us difficult
  6.   an understanding of the issues that someone experiencing difficulties with their mental health and their carers may face
  7.   reliability, good organisational and time management skills
  8.   an ability to be responsible and work within professional boundaries and according to policies and protocols
  9.  an understanding of the benefits of taking part in training and supervision sessions.

Benefits

  • 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. 

Practical Considerations

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.

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.

When do I need to be available?

Details 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.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

51 New England Street
Brighton
BN1 4GQ

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    Lift to top floors Disabled parking bay
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    Operate Equal Opportunities policy
  • Expenses
    Expenses provided
  • Health and Safety
    Health and Safety policy
  • Induction
    Induction and training provided
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    Volunteers covered by organisational insurance
  • Other
    Volunteer Policy
  • 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
  • Training
    Training provided