Location: Hollies Wellbeing Centre (1 Barton Court Rd New Milton. BH25 6NN)
Commitment Required: 3 hours per week – Monday to Friday
Our New Forest wellbeing service works with people with mental health issues. The role will be to assist the wellbeing service to undertake horticultural work with our service users in order to make full use of our garden areas.
- To work alongside service users supporting them to undertake horticultural activities such as potting, propagation, growing and garden maintenance.
- Under the direction of The Wellbeing service, help with the maintenance of... Read full article
Location: Hythe, Fareham and Gosport
When: to start as soon as possible
Commitment Required: see role description
Solent Mind is working in partnership with the Centre for Citizenship and Community at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to carry out an applied research and community development project, Community Connectors, with local residents in the Hythe, Fareham and Gosport localities. The Community Connectors project is funded by Hampshire County Council under the Supportive Communities programme, which is designed to test out innovative ways of strengthening communities and individual wellbeing,... Read full article
Location: Winchester Wellbeing Centre
When: from July/August 2016 until further notice
Commitment Required: 3 – 4 hours per week on a weekday morning. The walking group currently takes place on a Tuesday morning but an alternative time could be considered
At the Wellbeing Centre we encourage physical activity as a means of improving mental wellbeing. The walking group is an important part of our programme and we need help to ensure it is able to run on a weekly basis.
As a Walking Group Volunteer you will accompany a group of service users from the Wellbeing Centre on walks around the city of Winchester to encourage physical activity and social interaction
You will have the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people, both service... Read full article
Location: Southampton and Hampshire
Commitment Required: Regular weekly commitment – minimum of 2 hours. The Advocacy Team currently provide a service Monday-Friday 9.00-5.00pm
Solent Mind provides Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth’s specialist mental health advocacy service.
As part of our advocacy service we also provide the RPR service. The RPR Service is an area of work created by the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). The deprivation of liberty safeguards provide legal protection for those vulnerable people who are, or may become deprived of their liberty in a Hospital or Care Home. The safeguards exist to provide a proper legal process and... Read full article
Location: Community settings in the Southampton & New Forest areas
Commitment Required: Variable - to be agreed with volunteers
As a peer supporter, 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.
Responsibilities will include:
- Helping plan and run group and activity sessions in line with the needs of... Read full article
Location: Southampton City, New Forest and Surrounding Areas
Commitment Required: Flexible; Between 1 Session to 4 Sessions per Month
Join our team and make a difference to young people!
As a Heads UP volunteer, you will be based in and around the Southampton city and New Forest areas, supporting the Heads UP Co-Ordinator.
Alongside the Co-Ordinator and other volunteers, you will be delivering a variety of workshops to young people of all ages in schools, colleges, youth groups etc. As such, we invite young people who are confident public speakers to apply.
In this role you will gain experience of working for a... Read full article
One in four of us will suffer from a mental health problem at some time in our lives. We are currently recruiting for a trustee who has the desire and drive to use their skills and experience to play a leading role in an organisation which provides real, practical help.
Solent Mind is a local mental health charity providing services to 12,000 people across Hampshire and the Solent area. We support people to achieve better wellbeing, through a range of services delivered by more than 200 staff... Read full article
Location: Mayfield Nurseries, Southampton
When: as soon as possible
Commitment Required: Wednesday and/or Friday Mornings 10am to 12.30pm
Mayfield Nurseries is a subsidiary social enterprise of Solent Mind. We are a plant nursery and a mental health charity and strongly believe that through horticulture we can make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people who join our services.
In this role you will help support people in the early stages of dementia to undertake gardening activities and socialise with their peers.
Your main responsibilities will be:
One in four of us will suffer from a mental health problem at some time in our lives. Do you want to use your skills and experience to play a leading role in a social enterprise which provides real, practical help?
Mayfield Nurseries is a working nursery and a horticultural social enterprise for people with lived experience of mental health issues. Every year we support 40-50 people in gaining skills, experience and qualifications in horticulture. A subsidiary of Solent Mind, we are also a... Read full article
Location: Southampton & Hampshire
Commitment Required: Regular weekly commitment - Minimum of 2 hours per week
Solent Mind provides Hampshire and Southampton’s specialist mental health advocacy service. This role is to provide independent community advocacy for individuals receiving mental health services.
Volunteer Community Advocates work with individuals who are accessing mental health services to ensure that they have fair access to services and treatment. The community advocate will work 1:1 with individuals to ensure that they are able to contribute and have control over decisions that affect... Read full article
Location: Primarily based from Head Office, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XF. However there is also expectation to attend events within the community as required. There may be the option to be based from home.
Commitment Required: Minimum 6 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months.
Alongside our day-to-day work we’re starting new fundraising campaigns and initiatives including event, community and corporate fundraising.
We need your help in our fundraising team so that we can be sure that our valued fundraisers receive the best possible support and service from Solent Mind. By helping us to develop more voluntary income streams, we can continue to help those that need us most in Hampshire.
You will provide administrative support to the wider Business... Read full article