Volunteering

Do you have a few hours to spare each week and are you keen to put them to good use?

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Volunteers are so important to Health in Mind. They bring new skills, knowledge and experience, enriching our services and contributing to positive mental wellbeing wherever they are. Our live opportunities are listed on our current volunteering opportunities page, or you can register your interest on that page too. If you think you have skills or experience that would be of use to us, do get in touch. We would be glad to have you on the team!

Why volunteer?

For many, volunteering is a chance to give back. Many of our volunteers came to us as service users initially and we welcome those who have lived experience they can share or have supported someone with mental health issues.

But even if you have not lived with mental ill health, we still need you. Since, according to the Office of National Statistics, 1 in 4 will suffer from a mental health problem, you probably know someone who has experienced poor mental wellbeing. So why not come help us reduce stigma and work towards a mentally healthy Scotland.

Watch the video below to find out about volunteer Chris' experiences of working with our HPS Connections service:


 

Quality support and training

If you need more persuading, our quality volunteering programme has been awarded Investing in Volunteers status. Our success lies in our commitment to creating a positive two way exchange: you offer your time, experience and skills and in return we can offer you the opportunity to participate in quality training, learn new skills, build up your confidence and meet new people.

Health in Mind supports vulnerable people and so the majority of our volunteer roles require you to be a member of the PVG scheme and to have a Disclosure check. You can find our more at www.disclosurescotland.co.uk . We will support you to get this check. If you have lived or worked overseas in the last 10 years, we will also require a criminal records check from the country in which you lived/ worked. So why not register your interest today and together we can promote positive mental health and wellbeing across Scotland.

Need help now?

If you or someone you care for is facing a crisis and in distress, please contact NHS 24 on 111 or your GP directly.

Click here for further information and contact details.

What our volunteers say


Why do our volunteers like working for us?

The following quotes are taken from the Volunteer Satisfaction Survey 2016:

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