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About the organisation

Manor Garden Welfare Trust

Manor Gardens is a multicultural health and social care charity based in the heart of the community in North Islington, London. We:

• work with the most deprived and vulnerable people in Islington to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

• rehabilitate people who’ve had a stroke in our stroke club

• match volunteers to isolated older people in our Friendship Network

• support newly arrived communities to access health care

• run a Preschool.

• train local residents to cook and eat healthy meals and adopt healthier lifestyles.

• train volunteers as Mental Wellbeing Champions to open up a dialogue around mental wellbeing and break down taboos.

At Manor Gardens we have over 250 volunteers at any one time throughout the year, helping us be the beacon of community co-operation, working in the community to find mutual solutions to health and wellbeing challenges. We’ve made a difference to 7,371 beneficiaries last year and over 2,000 people a week come through the doors of the centre.

The Manor Gardens Welfare Trust was founded in 1913. Our services are dedicated to promoting good mental health, physical health and wellbeing across Islington.

The Wellbeing Service @ Manor Gardens is currently looking to recruit new Mental Health Champion Volunteers.

Mental Health Champions are a community of individuals actively starting conversations around mental health.

This can be done through putting on events, attending meetings and starting conversations with their colleagues and friends to reduce the stigma around mental health.

Role Aim: 

The Wellbeing Service @ Manor Gardens is currently looking to recruit new Mental Health Champion Volunteers.

Mental Health Champions are a community of individuals actively starting conversations around mental health.

Duties: 

Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in a variety of different areas, learn new skills and build their CVs. This is particularly beneficial for those studying social sciences, psychology or social care related courses. Volunteers are able to attend courses around mental health, communicating with clients and the importance of safeguarding.

Mental Health Champions can support or facilitate events, be a mental health advocate in their workplace or local community by starting conversations around mental health and overall being passionate about reducing the stigma around mental health.

Skills needed: 

Resilience, Self-Awareness, Patience, Strong Communication skills, Willingness to learn new things, able to work well under pressure and overall enjoy helping others.

Training: 

Charitylog – Administration software

Mental Health courses

Charity related courses – working with clients, safeguarding, signposting ext

Location: 
6-9 Manor Gardens London N7 6LA
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
Flexible – this all depends on your schedule.

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