Islington Mind is dedicated to promoting the preservation and safeguarding of mental health. We support the recovery process of people who experience mental distress and provide for the relief and the wellbeing of their carers.
We are currently looking to offer volunteering placements with our new Mental Health Recovery Pathway (MHRP) - a mental health provision based across three sites in Islington responding to the mental health needs of Islington residents. It offers two pathways – The Integrated Community Support (ICS), providing day service opportunities for people with Low and Medium Preventative Care Needs; and the Structured Integrated Support (SIS) for people with Higher and more complex needs.
You will be assisting service users who experience mental distress in one to one and/or in group settings.
We ask for a commitment of at least 1 day a week 9:30 – 5:00 for a full year (+ about 2-3 months for DBS check and induction), though there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer more than one day a week.
If this sounds interesting and suitable to you, please complete the volunteer application form and return with your CV and a letter of interest, indicating why are you interested in volunteering for Islington Mind, if there is anything specific that you would like to do in your volunteering placement – e.g. facilitate activities, work one-to-one with service users, support our open access drop-in sessions, support service users with completing forms, accompany service users to appointments etc, and your availability – e.g. one or more days a week and which days of the week you are available.
Please email all the above application material to:
volunteer application form
Closing Date: ongoing