Could you be a Suffolk Mind volunteer?

by Suffolk Mind Team | 07 Jun 2023

Our independent charity works tirelessly to help people with understanding their mental health, and staying in the ‘wellbeing’ part of the Mental Health Continuum.

To do this, we rely on the generosity of our fantastic volunteers, who play a key role in providing our services. You could help support wellbeing across our county by becoming a Suffolk Mind volunteer.

Jon Neal, our Chief Executive, says: “Our volunteers truly provide a magnificent contribution to Suffolk Mind and the people we support.

“Their selflessness allows us to reach more people in our communities and provide services which truly benefit them – from counselling to community groups.

“To reach our goal of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health, we need more support. If anyone is interested in volunteering for Suffolk Mind, learning new skills and making a difference, please get in touch.”

As we saw in our latest Impact Report, volunteers and volunteer counsellors donated a combined 8,000 hours last year. That’s absolutely amazing, but we need your support to do more and support more people.

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The benefits of being a Suffolk Mind volunteer

Claire Stone, who started with us as a volunteer gardener in 2019 and recently became our new GreenCare and Ecotherapy Manager, says:

“Volunteering for Suffolk Mind has been such a rewarding experience for me. I have been able to watch people grow and I take great pride in being part of that. Whether it’s within GreenCare or another service within the charity, I strongly encourage people to volunteer for Suffolk Mind.”

Feedback from others shows how one volunteer “learned so much”, while another highlights the “chance to give something back”.

Would you like to join us?

Take a look at our current vacancies over on our Volunteering page, or contact our friendly team.

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