Volunteering Opportunities

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind prides itself on the quality of the services it provides to the community and believes that this is rooted in the quality and skill of its staff and volunteers.

As an organisation, we pride ourselves on our values and beliefs. You can read these here.

All posts advertised below are subject to a DBS disclosure at the appropriate level.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we only have opportunities for volunteers to support our Bereaved by Suicide project, details of which are below.  If you are interested in these volunteering opportunities please email communitybasedservices@heymind.org.uk  telling us a little about yourself and what you can offer to the people who use this service.

Bereaved by Suicide Support

Hull and East Yorkshire & North East Lincolnshire Mind Together service provides support to people bereaved by suicide across Hull, East Yorkshire, North East & North Lincolnshire. This service provides individuals with emotional and practical support on a 1:1 basis either face to face in their home/out in the community or through telephone/video calls.  We are looking for volunteers to support this service.

What does it involve

  • Helping provide support for individuals who have been bereaved by suicide
  • Helping people use our services to cope with their grief and move forward in their life. Onward signposting where relevant.
  • Working through telephone, video call or face to face support
  • Offering coping strategies such as Low level Cognitive Behaviour Techniques (CBT), mindfulness
  • Provide practical support such as creating memory boxes, funeral planning, attending the inquest and guidance with finances
  • Reporting any safeguarding concerns

What skills and experience do I need?

Personal experience of bereavement by suicide
Understanding of the organisation
Some understanding of mental health, bereavement and strategies to support individuals
The ability to build trusting and supportive relationships with the individuals who use our service
Good timekeeping and reliability

What will I gain from volunteering in this role

The satisfaction of being part of a new and essential service
Relevant training provided to gain knowledge of bereavement, theories, recovery based support and short term interventions
A better understanding of bereavement and how this can affect individuals
Organisational & communication skills
Experience of working in the mental health sector
The reward of supporting those bereaved by suicide
The potential to become part of our workforce in the future