Volunteer Community Peer Navigators

Location: Community settings in the Southampton districts of; Thornhill, Townhill Park, Harefield, Bitterne and Bitterne Park
When: Ongoing
Commitment Required: Variable - to be agreed with volunteers

As volunteer Community Peer Navigators, you will be using your own experiences of mental health issues to support, encourage and inspire people experiencing a mental health issue.  By providing a role model and offering both understanding and support, you will help to raise others’ confidence, self-belief and aid their long term recovery. This may be in a group, social or one to one setting.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Help plan and run group and activity sessions in line with the needs of participants.
  • To support and encourage participants to identify their own strengths and life goals and how to take steps to achieve them.
  • Support participants to develop coping strategies and mechanisms that they will be able to apply in their everyday lives.
  • To promote recovery through the supporter’s own personal experience and life journey, inspiring others to believe that they too can progress and achieve beyond the issues they are facing.
  • Providing participants with tools and coping strategies to play a more active role within their communities, through participation in groups and activities.
  • Acting as a role model to participants.
  • Participate in service evaluation and reflection, and support participants to take part.

Volunteers must have their own, lived experience of a mental health issue.

For further information about the role please contact Dee Brown, Senior Community Peer Navigator - Telephone:  023 8020 8923;   Email: dbrown@solentmind.org.uk





Volunteer Application Forms:

Click on the link to download a volunteer application form (word 97-2003 version) - Application Form

Click on the link to download a volunteer application form (pdf version)  - Application Form

Application forms can be returned by:

Email: volunteering@solentmind.org.uk

Post: Volunteer Co-ordinator, Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XF

Fax: 023 8202 7811

Or of course you can deliver it by hand to the address stated above.