for better mental health

Application Deadline
14 September 2020

Contract type
Volunteer

Hours
Flexible, suggested 2-3 days per week for 3 months

Where
Home based

Communications Project Volunteer - Case studies

About the role

We are Mind, the mental health charity. We wont give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. We provide advice and support to empower anybody experiencing a mental health problem and we campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

In response to ever-increasing demand from employers, we have a dedicated Workplace Wellbeing team who advise organisations on how they can effectively support staff experiencing stress or mental health problems and boost the wellbeing of each and every member of staff.

Workplace Wellbeing offer support through funded programmes with a specific audience or subject focus (Mentally Healthy Universities, Time to Change Employers and the recently launched Mental Health at Work website as part of our Heads Together programme) and paid-for services (Training & Consultancy and our Workplace Wellbeing Index). We have also produced a wealth of resources which outline how to promote staff wellbeing.

Getting people to share their story is essential to Minds work with employers. Your role as a volunteer will help us provide the most relevant up to date case studies to support our communications and publications to this crucial audience.

In this volunteering role, you will lead on a small project focussed on collating case studies from:

  • Time to Change Pledged Employers and registered Employee Champions about changes they have made to their organisational culture that have supported the mental health and wellbeing of their staff
  • Organisations that have participated in the Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index and rolled out Mind training, identifying the impact this has had on these businesses.
  • Organisations that have responded to Mind's employer survey, identifying best practise and innovative interventions organisations have implemented in response to the coronavirus pandemic, such that these learnings can be shared.

You will edit these for online and print publication and upload to our website.

Following a project brief, you'll identify leads and support these business professionals, by phone and email, in producing a case study that supports our work and reinforces our key messages.

The role is flexible and we are looking for someone who can volunteer from home, ideally for 2-3 days per week for up to three months during normal office hours.

We welcome interest from those individuals who have direct or indirect experience of a mental health problem, who will gain support and understanding, with the opportunity to build confidence, skills and experience from Mind.

Mind aims to ensure that the needs and interest of mental health services users, women, Black and Minority Ethnic communities, disabled people, lesbians, gay men and bisexuals and people of all ages are reflected in all its activities. The volunteer is expected to contribute to this aim.

How to apply

Send CV and cover letter to the Volunteering team, [email protected] explaining why you are interested to volunteer for Mind and in this role. Please also state your availability and how soon you could start volunteering.

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