I would encourage anyone to volunteer with Solent Mind if they’re interested in helping others with their mental health and would like to develop their own clinical skills!Read more about Freya's Story
Use your experiences or passion for mental health to help our services deliver the very best information and support. These roles may have set hours each week or month, come with training and might be the first step towards a career at Solent Mind.
Many of our volunteers have a personal interest in mental health and bring with them their knowledge and experience, which is invaluable. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, particularly those who have experience of using mental health services.
We publicise all our volunteering roles here. If there is a role you would like to apply for, please complete and return the application form. If there are no role profiles, please check back at a later date to see if there are any current vacancies
Commitment Required: 1 day (4 hours) per week for a minimum of 1 year
Closing date: Ongoing
Heads Up is an educational children and young person’s project run in local schools, colleges and universities in Southampton and the New Forest. We believe passionately that early intervention is the key to helping young people understand their mental wellbeing. We work to inform and educate young people about mental health and equip young people with coping strategies so that they can manage their own wellbeing.
Our service is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. As the Heads Up Volunteer Co-Ordinator, you will play a key role in our team to organise and support our volunteers through recruitment, induction, training and in an ongoing capacity.
For more information please email:
Abby Oakley (Heads Up Project Lead) firstname.lastname@example.org
Paris Wheeler (Volunteer Co-Ordinator) email@example.com
TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS ROLE please email the forms below to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're a yoga enthusiast, photographer, plumber or IT whizz who wants to give back, you could donate your time to our services or functions like HR, Digital or Building Maintenance. Your time could help ensure our funds remain focussed on life-changing support.
Please let us know your name, address and the skill you’d like to donate and we will get back to you.Donate your skills or hobbies
To celebrate campaigns like Mental Health Awareness Week or fundraise for our vital services, we're out and about at events all over Hampshire.
You might come along to help our Fundraising team carry out a bucket collection, help wave the rainbow flag at a Pride event, cheer for our runners at a local marathon or paint faces on a charity stall. Share your details with us and you'll be first to know about new opportunities.
Please send us your name and address and we will let you know if any opportunities arise.Sign up as an event volunteer
Solent Mind is really pleased to be able to support student placements which are highly beneficial to our organisation and to the students involved. We work with Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Reading Universities to offer a set number of student placements each year. These placements are agreed and organised directly between the University and Solent Mind.
We don’t have the capacity to offer other placements but students are very welcome to apply for any of our existing volunteer vacancies. All of our current vacancies are advertised on our website – see above. Please state on your application form what course you are doing and what the requirements of your volunteering might be for example between which dates you can volunteer and how many hours you may need to complete. We will do our best to accommodate you wherever possible.
The Harbour will be managed by staff who have had their own mental health problems and have the experience and knowledge to help others who are seeking support. Sherry, Solent Mind’s Programme Lead for Portsmouth Support and Recovery Services, shares her story:Read more about Sherry's Story