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About the organisation

Mind in Camden

A mental health service provider for the borough of Camden. We promote wellbeing by providing solution focused services that support individual responsibility, independence, interdependence, and inclusion in the wider community. Volunteering is possible in the Phoenix Wellbeing and Recovery Service and Healthy Minds Project, which has two branches, our onsite Community Programme and our Social Prescribing Team based in St Pancras Hospital.

Both volunteer roles provide practical help and support for people who are isolated, many of whom have mental health issues. These roles give people the opportunity to gain practical experience and are open to a wide range of people, including users of the service. Phoenix Recovery volunteers may undertake a range of different tasks including preparing food, setting up the centre for sessions, one to one support sessions with individuals, befriending, or taking the lead and running sessions at the Centre. Volunteer Navigators help people work out what they would like to do to improve their mental health, connect with the community and learn new skills. They then support those people to access activities.

We also have opportunities in our Mind in Camden charity shop.

Interested in supporting people in mental distress and helping them to improve their fitness and wellbeing? Looking for a career in mental health? If you are open minded and have a keen interest in mental health and sport, this role is for you.

Get Set to Go is a project aimed at supporting people experiencing mental health issues to link up with community sports resources. Mind in Camden is connected to a wide range of community partners who help us co-create a range of supported taster sessions within their organisations. This is in addition to the extensive range of opportunities available in Camden, in arts, culture, sports, nature and other areas.

Role Aim: 

Get Set to Go is a project aimed at supporting people experiencing mental health issues to link up with community sports resources to help them achieve their fitness and wellbeing goals.

Duties: 

-To work with people to help them to set their goals, identify community resources to help assist with achieving these, and offer support to take the first steps.

-You will work with a number of individuals for up to 6 focused sessions and then keep in touch with the same individuals at intervals throughout the year.

-As a Sports Navigator you may also take part in taster sessions with your clients as a supportive step into ongoing participation in the chosen activity.

Skills needed: 

- A keen interest in mental health and wellbeing

- An interest in sports and physical activity.

- An open mind and a non-judgmental approach to people.

- Good literacy and communication skills, including listening skills.

- Ability to work alone with people.

- Willingness to take part in training.

- Willingness to participate in team meetings and meetings with your supervisor.

Training: 

N/A

Location: 
In the office and in the community
Time commitment: 
At least one day per week
Opening times: 
One full week day per week or two half days between 10am-5pm for a minimum of six months.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here