Integrated Community Support (ICS) volunteers
The Integrated Community Support (ICS) provides day service opportunities for people with low and medium Preventative Care Needs.
We are currently looking to offer volunteering placements with our new Mental Health Recovery Pathway (MHRP) – a mental health provision based across three sites in Islington responding to the mental health needs of Islington residents.
You will be assisting service users who experience mental distress in group settings.
We ask for a commitment of at least 1 day a week 9:30 – 5:00 for a full year (+ about 2-3 months for DBS check and induction), though there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer more than one day a week.
If this sounds interesting and suitable to you, please complete the volunteer application form and return with your CV and a letter of interest, indicating why are you interested in volunteering for Islington Mind, if there is anything specific that you would like to do in your volunteering placement – e.g. facilitate activities, work one-to-one with service users, support our open access drop-in sessions, support service users with completing forms, accompany service users to appointments etc, and your availability – e.g. one or more days a week and which days of the week you are available.
Please email all the above application material to:
Structured Intervention Support (SIS) volunteers
The Structured Intervention Support (SIS) service offers support for people with high and complex needs.
You will be assisting service users who experience mental distress in one-to-one settings:
- help to resettle in the community on discharge from hospital
- help to develop strategies to improve their quality of life and reduce their dependence on statutory services
- provide personalised key work support to enable people with complex mental health needs progress and maintain independent living.
We are looking for volunteers who can support people with activities for a minimum of 1 day per week for a full year. Activities such as:
- Escorting people to appointments/outings/activities or events
- Organisational and administrative tasks – help with budgeting; understanding/applying for welfare benefits; letter writing and form filling; arranging activities/appointments; planning the use of other services such as shopping.
- Supporting people to maintain their homes – reporting/organising repairs; organising a move; signposting and referring to services and activities.
- Ad-hoc support
Staff benefits include volunteers receiving 4 days of training and a fortnightly group supervision.
What you will gain from this role:
- Free accredited Mental Health First Aid training
- On the job training and supervision
- Support with professional development
- Work references provided after completion of one year volunteering
- Travel expenses reimbursed (within London)
If you feel you are able to commit to the requirements of the position, we would love to hear from you. Please return the completed volunteer application form, along with a copy of your CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please email Ossi at email@example.com or phone 020 3301 9850
Mother to Mother Carers Service volunteers
Hours: 1 day a week (Mondays only)
Location: London Borough of Islington
Closing date: Ongoing
We have developed a holistic Mother-to-Mother programme that aims to provide a space for mothers and women caregivers of people with mental health problems to have their voice heard, be listened to, share their experiences and gain access to information and support.
At the centre of this provision is a supervised therapeutic social space that brings women caregivers together and offers them opportunities to socialise and support each other informally.
We are looking for volunteers (women only) who can support people with activities for 1 day a week.
You will help provide a flexible and recovery oriented community mental health service to mothers who are carers of people with mental health problems, help them develop individual support plans and mental health self-management tools and support them to access mainstream mental health services if desirable.
Volunteers will receive 4 days of training and fortnightly group supervision.
If you would like to volunteer with the Mother to Mother Carers Support Project, please fill in the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your CV and a supporting letter indicating how you would like to help.
If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com or phone 020 3301 9850