Community Mental Health Champion
West Sussex Mind
To work with the Arun Peer Community Outreach and Development worker and other Peer Supporters within the project. To identify and support individuals living with serious mental illness who are not accessing services in the local community of Littlehampton (Courtwick, Toddington and River)
Mental Health Champions take action to raise awareness of mental health and challenge stigma. Living or working in the Littlehampton area is required. Lived experience of mental illness preferred but is not a requirement.
- Good communication skills, understanding of boundaries, able to work within the scope of confidentiality. Motivated, friendly and approachable.
- To respect and identify anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
- To empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem
- To wear a champions badge or lanyard when undertaking the champion role.
- To raise awareness and promote understanding.
- To provide supportive and reliable information.
- To assist someone to access excellent care and services.
- Giving support can boost individual’s sense of self-worth and self-belief, self-confidence, self-esteem etc.
- Access to mental health first aid training.
- Opportunity to develop skills and confidence around supporting others which could lead to wider volunteering or work in care sector.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||This will depend on Champions availability. Minimum of one hour per week required.|
- Supporting People and Befriending
Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
Health and Safety
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
Suitable for 13 - 16 years
Suitable for 16 - 18 years
Suitable for a group of volunteers
Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
Support on Offer
This role is adaptable for different abilities