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Mental Health Well Being Worker

Mental Health  Well Being Worker  The Bexley Crisis Café is a joint partnership between Mind in Bexley and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust The aim is to offer people who are feeling distressed someone to talk to in a relaxed, non-clinical setting. We are seeking to recruit a number of experienced Mental Health Well-Being workers to add

Volunteer Story

Volunteer Story I started volunteering because I wanted to help people struggling with their own mental health and this has allowed me to do this. From being in an experience of struggling with my own mental health I know the tools and strategies that have helped me. It has been really good being able to

Volunteers Week – here’s my experience – let me know if you need anything else :)

Volunteers Week - here's my experience :) I applied for a volunteer role after finding the web page on our website mindinbexley.org.uk/volunteering.  This web page provided a nice insight to volunteering with Mind in Bexley and the opportunities available.  I was able to apply for a volunteering role directly on this webpage, which was quick

Why am I volunteering?

Why am I volunteering?    I’ve been a volunteer for Mind for about 14 months. I wanted to give something back to people that were struggling and I felt that my experience as a therapist and Mindfulness teacher/ trainer would be useful and helpful.    I became aware that this was my time to give

Love and Support 

Love and Support Anon: When my son became unwell, I felt so supported by Imogen & Andy. You both held me up.  You both ‘Hugged’ me and cared for me when it was a heartbreaking  time for my family and I. There is much love & support at the carers group. It has helped me enormously

Mind in Bexley Carers Experiences

Mind in Bexley Carers Experiences Anon: ‘At the point of first contact with the Mind Carer’s Service, I can only describe feeling physically and emotionally at perhaps the lowest point in my life. My physical health had suffered massively in the preceding years, including two operations in the previous year that had been triggered by

Yvonne’s story 

Yvonne's story ‘Hello my name is Yvonne my daughter tried to commit suicide she is 18. I’m sorry for crying, all I do is cry, I don’t know what to do, I feel so alone , I’m lost, I guess I just want to get help for my daughter and I am not a carer. Those were

Lockdown Story

Lockdown Story Anon: It has felt lonely at times caring for my elderly mother. Because of lockdown I have sometimes had to use the phone to do my caring. I do split the care of mum with my brother. He has been getting the food shopping and I pay Mum's bills and am on standby

Carers Story

Carers Story My story is much like other carers but my job is also a home carer for an agency we care for old or dying mainly bedbound people also people younger with disabilities  the job in itself is very hard mentally and physically but also very rewarding when you’re able to help people who

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