Become a Trustee at Mental Health Resource

Do you have finance, marketing, fundraising or campaigning skills? Or do you have experience of working in mental health services? If so, you could make a big difference to the lives of local people with mental health conditions.

We are currently looking for someone who can think strategically and complement the existing Board of Trustees. You would be working with other trustees who have different skills, knowledge and experience. It's an interesting role in which you can help formulate the ideas about how we as an organisation can best address the challenges and opportunities that exist in an increasingly complex and changing environment.

To complement our current Board members, we are looking for individuals with expertise in any of the following:

  • Finance,
  • Fundraising,
  • Marketing,
  • Campaigning
  • Delivery of mental health services.

If you have a true interest in helping to improve the lives of those with mental ill health and any of those skills, we would love to hear from you.

Commitment 

The main commitment as a trustee would be to attend and participate in six Board meetings per year which are held in the morning and last 2-3 hrs. No experience of being a trustee is necessary.

Further detailed information about the trustee role is available here.

Next steps

If you have any questions please contact the Charity Manager, contact details below. Alternatively, to apply, please send a covering letter explaining why you should be considered along with a copy of your CV to:

Rachel Corry, Charity Manager, email [email protected] or phone 01892 554 722.

We are committed to equal opportunities and promoting diversity and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds. An enhanced DBS will be required.

Other Volunteer roles at Mental Health Resource

Volunteers are at the heart of Mental Health Resource as without their time, energy and enthusiasm, we wouldn’t be offer such a great service. From assisting us with our social media accounts to supporting our community advocacy team, by becoming a trustee or delivering a wellbeing course - we’re very lucky to have many wonderful people volunteer their time and energy, helping us break down the stigma surrounding mental illness.

What can I do?

You don't have to be a mental health expert to volunteer with us, just compassionate, committed, with an interest in mental health. You could choose to support our work at Reachout Youth, Reachout, The Serenity Cafe or at the Hub.

In the past, volunteers have assisted our wellbeing art tutors, delivered literacy and numeracy workshops or simply made time for a tea and a chat with our service users. We have also provided placement opportunities to local students and councillors. There really is something for everyone!

In 2008, Chris, diagnosed with bi-polar affective disorder at the age of 20, started attending the Hub’s creative writing group, which he soon started to help facilitate. Before long Chris realised that the Hub, “was a place that took a chance with me and allowed me to gently find my feet as a volunteer.” His dream was to become an art therapist and with the Hub’s support, Chris qualified as a state registered Art Therapist in 2015.

I don't have much spare time - can I still volunteer?

Absolutely! Even if you have just one hour a month, there will always be a way in which you can help Mental Health Resource. Volunteers are at the heart of what we do and we will give you basic training to get your started. So if you are passionate about making a difference to those suffering with mental illness, get in touch!

To apply for or inquire about any of these roles, contact our Office Manager, Leigh Attwood: [email protected]