Volunteers week 2017

Volunteers' week 2017

We say a big thank you to all of our volunteers in volunteers' week 2017

Volunteers' week is a national campaign which runs every year to celebrate the real difference local people make through their volunteering. Hundreds of people give their time, skills and experience with a variety of organisations across West Sussex.

At Coastal West Sussex Mind we have a dedicated group of volunteers who contribute in a number of ways. Some run activities, others assist groups in our services and we also have our Board of Trustees who are all volunteers. Through Time to Change West Sussex and our Open Minds project we are also seeing more and more people get involved in our anti-stigma and awareness raising work.

Coastal West Sussex Mind would also like to highlight our peer mentors, people with lived experience of mental health issues, who have voluntarily given a huge amount of their time to complete their peer mentoring qualification and then go on to support others. They give invaluable support to people by giving them reassurance in certain situations or helping them to reach a goal. Some peer mentors also assist staff in delivering courses. 

Coastal West Sussex Mind would like to take volunteers' week as an opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our volunteers and peer mentors who really do make a difference to individuals, our organisation and the communities in which we work. With your support we continue to provide information and support to anyone experiencing mental health issues. You also help us to speak out for better services, raise awareness and promote undertanding.

We also value volunteering as a way to promote mental well-being. Give is one of the five ways to well-being, this includes volunteering and helping others. You can find out more about how giving helps your well-being here.

If you are looking to volunteer with Coastal West Sussex Mind you can take a look at our volunteering page and find a new list of our opportunities on the do-it.org website

 

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