Volunteering with the BAMER Mental Health Support Group

The Trust for Developing Communities (TDC) is delighted to offer proactive and personable students the opportunity to volunteer with the BAMER Mental Health Support Group. This is being delivered by TDC as part of the Community Roots commission (www.communityroots.org.uk), a mental health and wellbeing support service across Brighton and Hove.

The BAMER Mental Health Support Group is the first support group of its kind in Brighton and Hove. The project aim is to enable BAMER communities to play a greater role in improving their health and wellbeing by learning about different conditions and by accessing available services.  Building on our established relationships and partnerships, the BAMER mental health support group will:

  • Represent and support BAMER communities across Brighton and Hove.
  • Enable these BAMER groups to be a support for their members and their community.
  • Raise awareness of different health conditions, including both mental and physical health.
  • Enable BAMER communities to access available mental health services.
  • Enable the most marginalised service users to articulate their needs to service providers.

The Role. TDC is delighted to offer BAMER mental health support group volunteer opportunities to students with knowledge of BAMER communities, and experience of speaking English and another language. You will utilise your communication skills and cultural knowledge to support BAMER residents across Brighton and Hove to improve their health and wellbeing.

Working alongside TDC staff and mental health service providers, two volunteers will work in pairs to help deliver the BAMER mental health support group, which consists of community development, planning, marketing, delivery, evaluation and documentation.

The Commitment. The role is voluntary and requires the commitment 2 / 4 hours per week during term time and additional hours for training, planning and evaluation.  If you wish to volunteer or apply as a pair, please highlight this in your cover letter by mentioning the name of the person you wish to volunteer with on this project.

Click here to learn more about the project and to apply →

Application deadline: 9am, Monday 2nd December 2019

Volunteer start date: January 2020

More information: If you have any questions, or would like to talk through the BAMER mental health support group volunteer opportunity, email [email protected] to arrange a telephone chat.


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