If you have lived experience of managing your own mental health, then you could offer mentoring on a short term basis, to someone going through their own recovery. As a mentor you would be able to support someone to reach their goals and aspirations through small steps, with the understanding you already have from your own experiences.
Become a volunteer and help to support one of our projects or services, while giving something back to the community. Being a volunteer can also provide you with a ‘sense of purpose’, providing structure to your day and getting you out of the house. We have a variety of projects you can become involved with including; gardening, wellbeing walks, supporting groups, form filling and providing one-to-one support to our peers. We also have counselling opportunities for those training and offer placements to assist with you gaining a qualification in this area.
Our peer mentoring and volunteer opportunities are usually between the hours of 9am and 5pm, but some evening work and the occasional Saturday may be included – depending on the role.