for better mental health

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West Sussex Mind - Volunteer Opportunities

About the roles

West Sussex Mind is a local mental health charity committed to promoting mental well-being in the local communities and supporting the recovery and independence of individuals we provide support to.

We are looking for volunteers to join our Communities in Mind Team. The CIM service supports older adults (65 plus) in the Bognor and Chichester areas, with their mental wellbeing.

We have some great opportunities for you to use your skills to support people with mental health needs and to provide you with valuable experience for future volunteering and work opportunities.

We have the following opportunities currently available:

1) Newsletter Support Volunteer (6-month minimum commitment)

Role: Creating and producing a monthly newsletter and activity pack. This will involve researching, creating and compiling an entertaining and relevant document using Microsoft Publisher Software.

Skills needed: Good IT skills and the ability to work to a specified deadline.

Location: working from home.

Hours: to be agreed.

2) Phone Support Befriender Volunteer (6-month minimum commitment)

Role: To offer, over the phone, “check-in” support and social interaction with our Communities in Mind service users during the covid-19 situation and possibly on-going.

Skills needed: Very good interpersonal and communication skills.

Location: working from home.

Hours: to be agreed.

3) Activities & Events Volunteer (6-month minimum commitment)

Role: To assist and support staff to deliver a variety of activities to enhance the experience of service users. To help at events and engage with the public to raise awareness about mental health.

Skills needed: Good communication skills, the ability to carry out some gentle lifting and moving tasks, such as moving chairs and tables. A positive attitude, enthusiasm, patience and understanding.

Location: Bognor or Chichester or both.

Hours: Bognor – Tuesday 12.30 to 3.30, Chichester – Wednesday 12.30 to 3.30

4) Befriender Volunteer (6-month minimum commitment)

Role: To support and empower people by helping them access social support and activities in the local community.

Skills needed: Very good interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to travel independently to different locations.

Location: Bognor or Chichester or both.

Hours: To be agreed.

How to apply

For full role profiles please visit our website :

For any further information about the service and the volunteering opportunities please contact Julia Dendle on 07932 784 979 or email [email protected]

Please email completed volunteer applications to: [email protected]

Please state clearly on your application the volunteering role you are applying for, the hours you would like to work and also if you have any restrictions about where you could travel to. 

Please note we reserve rights to close this volunteer opportunities once we have sufficient people for these roles. 

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