Volunteers Needed

Croydon’s Mental Health Service User Group
Hear Us Croydon / Volunteers Needed

Hear Us has an Anti Stigma Project, called the Reachout Challenge, Challenging the discrimination that people with mental health problems can experience in their lives. We have been working with 10 key organisations in the Borough of Croydon (including Croydon Job centres, Croydon Council, the Police, Fire brigade and Ambulance services, Croydon University Hospital, Arriva Buses and more) and holding one to one conversations with the staff, so that they can understand more about what it is like to have a mental illness.

To make this Project a huge success, we need Volunteers.

There are just 2 criteria to be a volunteer:

  • You must have personal experience of mental health problems
  • You should be willing to give up a few hours of your time (as few or as many as you like over the next 12 months)

Although we are not able to pay people for their time we offer:

  • Refreshments and/or lunch as appropriate
  • Travel expenses (including cabs where necessary)
  • Full Training and Support

If you are interested in joining the project, but want to know more, call me on 020 8681 6888

If you would like to book on to one of the training days please let me know which day suits you best. The training is free and will include training on:

  • Assertiveness
  • Building self confidence
  • Holding effective conversations
  • Looking after YOUR needs when volunteering
Reachout Challenge: Mental Health Awareness and Anti-Stigma Project

Barbra Davison
Reachout Challenge Project Lead
Hear Us
Orchard House
15a Purley Road
South Croydon
Mobile: 07749 156 828