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We think Carlisle Eden Mind is a great place to come and volunteer. A place where you can expect to be accepted, trusted and empowered to give your best.

Our team of volunteers and staff pride themselves on creating a friendly and warm working environment.

For information about volunteer opportunities contact us on 01228 543354 or e-mail office@cemind.org

Current Vacancies

Peer Support Volunteers

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer role? Are you a good listener? Do you want to help support someone through a mental health crisis? Have you had experience of mental health problems yourself? Do you have an evening free?

We have expanded our range of crisis services and are looking for a team of peer support volunteers to work within our exciting new evening based community mental health crisis centre in Carlisle The Lighthouse.

The service will support people in emergent mental health crisis or those at risk of relapse. The service will run in the evenings from 6pm to 12am, will be based in Carlisle City Centre and will deliver a range of social interventions aimed at de-escalation of distress, development of Safe/Crisis Plans, self-management and signposting to other agencies. A crucial part of the service will be Peer Support Volunteers.

Many people who have experienced a mental health crisis say that having a safe space, time to be listened to and to be taken seriously, can be hugely effective in helping them move through their distress. Our team of Peer Support Volunteers will be on call to support individuals face-to-face at the centre, and through MindLine Cumbria.

A full job description is available at the bottom of this page.

To apply, or for more information, contact rod.anderson@cemind.org or call 01228 543354


Charity Shop Volunteers (Carlisle, Penrith and Appleby)

Supporting the day to day running of our three charity shops; volunteers are responsible for operating the till, keeping the shop floor tidy and well stocked and for providing a warm and welcoming environment for our customers.

To apply, or for more information, contact sarah.dent@cemind.org or call 01228 543354


Charity Shop Volunteers – Stockroom

Stockroom volunteers work in a small team to manage donations for the shop. This includes unpacking, pricing and cleaning stock ready for the shop floor. We are always looking for volunteers with specialist knowledge in this role as well, for example people who have knowledge of antiques.

To apply, or for more information, contact sarah.dent@cemind.org or call 01228 543354


Media Volunteering

Raise awareness of mental health issues by sharing your experiences.

Media volunteers are extremely important to Carlisle Eden Mind's work. Journalists from a huge variety of media contact us and are frequently looking to interview people with particular experiences of mental health problems. Being able to include a 'human interest' element can make or break a story in the media. Often, real life examples are what bring an issue to life and allow the audience to understand and empathise with issues around mental health.

What's involved?

Media Volunteering oppportunities arise with local newspapers, television and radio and we are always looking for local people willing to speak either on or off camera about their experience of mental ill health whether that be their own experience or of a loved one.

Mind Media Volunteers can be interviewed anonymously, and we take confidentiality very seriously - we never send someone's details to a journalist without permission. If a volunteer does agree to an interview, Carlisle Eden Mind supports them both before and after the event.

For applications or more information contact Caroline on:

Tel: 07474 582322 ¦ Email: caroline.robinson@cemind.org


 

 

 

Your stories...

  • Volunteering, I’ve now got a reason to get up in the morning. It’s still not easy to come in some days, but I know that on my bad days there will be people there who understand what I’m going through.

    Rueben
  • I really enjoy volunteering with Mind, and learning new skills. All the staff are very understanding about my mental health problems and Alex has been very supportive. Everyone is very friendly and Mind is a happy environment.

    Edd
  • I volunteer with Moving On Support, and I really enjoy befriending. It’s nice to know that I can give something back and help people feel better.

    Lucy
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    We have an established team of volunteers accross a broad range of roles. Working with supportive colleagues, volunteering with us is a great opportunity to build your confidence and give something back to others.

  • Find out more about volunteering at Mind

    Call us on 01228 543354 for more details about our roles.

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