Welcome to Solent Mind.
We are affiliated to Mind, the national mental health charity.

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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
Role Description: 
Click here to download the full Role Description

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.

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