Volunteer Opportunities at SECE Mind

South East and Central Essex Mind is a well established independent charity specialising in Trauma Informed Interventions. We provide a diverse range of services for local people and pride ourselves on really making a difference to people. We are as focused on our volunteers as we are on people who use our service and are committed to being open and accessible for everyone.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with a passion for empowering

people to add to our core team – benefits include regular support and development

opportunities, professional development as part of the nationally recognised Mind network

as well as the feel good factor from giving service to others. Access to internet and tech in the form of a laptop/ tablet or smart phone is a requirement as is willingness to see others succeed an and empowering attitude for all roles. Enhanced existing DBS update service or a new DBS check and references are required as is a commitment to attend an informal interview and ongoing support sessions via zoom or telephone.

We currently have vacancies for CYP counsellors and Virtual Support Team Members.

We are looking for:

BACP registered qualified counsellors — especially those with training and experience in working with Children and Young people are required to offer virtual support services (Zoom/ Telephone counselling, psycho- educational groups) during covid 19 restrictions and possibly beyond. Experience or willingness to use virtual tools is essential for this role.

Virtual Peer supporters and administrators for our Facebook Somewhere to turn

service — all training and support is provided. These groups focus on holding space for

people who are struggling, building resilience and practical signposting to support people to manage their mental health and navigate through their feelings. Ability to use facebook is essential.

If you are interested in helping us with these roles at South East and Central Essex Mind, please get in touch with our Services Manager Catherine via email catherine.weir@seandcessexmind.org.uk

Here is Sarah, one of our Volunteer Counsellors, talking more about volunteering...

"I’m Sarah Ward, a counsellor in private practice, but I’ve also volunteered for South East and Central Essex Mind for the last two years. Why? Well, volunteering is more than just helping a charity. It’s being part of a team. It’s giving your time, as little or as much as you want, but it also boosts your own self-esteem and morale. You don’t have to be a counsellor, there are lots of other roles, so do yourself a favour, do us a favour, and get in touch with South East and Central Essex Mind."

If you are interested in volunteering with us in some way in the future, please check out our volunteer page for more information and opportunities.

South East and Central Essex Mind, 112a Southchurch Road

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2LX

Charity registration number 1148451