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Croydon’s Mental Health Service User Group
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Trustee Vacancy

Hear Us are an established, Croydon based, mental health service users charity, with our grassroots dating back to 1992. We specialise in reaching out to and supporting vulnerable people who have severe and enduring mental illness.

Hear Us are a 100% mental health service user-run group, and this gives us a greater understanding of the impact of social exclusion on health. We share pathways into social inclusion and empower people towards positive wellbeing, helping our service users to build better self-esteem, self-belief and confidence.

We are an ambitious mental health service charity with passionate staff who want to achieve our strategic goals. We are looking for up three new Trustees, who have a determination to make a difference for our cause, to work alongside our existing board of trustees.

As a new Trustees you will help to expand our knowledge and experiences and enable us to achieve our strategic goals, to help improve Croydon’s clinical mental health services, the treatment and care for people living with mental illness.

Our Trustees provide invaluable guidance, leadership, and skills to support our work and we want to diversify our board. We welcome applications from all suitably experienced people and encourage applications from people who have an individual lived experience of mental illness, and those currently underrepresented on our Board, including people from ethnic minority backgrounds and LGBTQI+ communities.

All applicants are welcome. You may have previous Trustee experience or be considering such a role for the first time. We are open to all skill sets and backgrounds that candidates might bring. Knowledge and experience of finance, fundraising, public affairs, digital strategies, public health, social justice and those with links to corporate business would be of particular interest to us.

As a Trustee you would play a vital role in the work of our dynamic charity providing strong, strategic support, and using your unique skills and experiences to help us achieve our goals.

Trustees have six main duties:
1).  To ensure that their Hear Us is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
2).  To comply with their charity’s governing document and the law
3).  To act in their charity’s best interests
4).  To manage their charity’s resources responsibly
5).  To act with reasonable care and skill
6).  To ensure their charity is accountable

Linkworkers Vacancy
Coming Soon 01/02/2023

Linkworkers play a vital role in supporting people to talk about their mental health journey and their experiences of services.  Because we’ve all had our own experiences of mental health, often service user’s find it easier to give us frank and honest feedback about the service.  For example, we’ve recently heard issues about service users being concerned over benefits and entitlements, suggesting that services need to be more pro-active in signposting people to welfare and benefits support.  As we’re able to feedback these issues to the service managers, the idea is that the service gradually improves for everyone who is using it.

Due to COVID 19 we are currently not recruiting Linkworkers – Coming Soon 01/02/2023

Volunteer Vacancy
Coming Soon 01/02/2023

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting Hear Us deliver our projects, from helping with answering phones calls, helping out with a mailing, helping to set up our events such as the open forum and welcoming people to access our services.

Due to COVID 19 we are currently not recruiting Volunteers – Coming Soon 01/02/2023

Tim Oldham
CEO
Orchard House
15a Purley Road
South Croydon
Surrey
CR2 6EZ
Tel: 020 8681 6888
Mobile: 07594 373 104
Email: tim@hear-us.org