Mind in Bexley Volunteers generously give their time and dedication which supports our organisation to run smoothly. I wanted to let you all know that you are doing an outstanding job and I am extremely grateful with what you are doing to help others .
I would like to thank every Mind in Bexley volunteer for their continued time and support during these challenging times. Since the lock down together as a team we have worked hard and adapted to the needs of those who require support . It has been a challenge for all of us. Mind Services are here for you, if not in person, by video, email, telephone and messaging, continuing to stay in touch and provide many opportunities to support our well being in all ways other than face-to-face.
We have Volunteer Mentors offering over 35 calls a week supporting those who are struggling with the changes and challenges we are facing right now. The Mentor provides one to one support and encouragement to isolated and vulnerable individuals wishing to regain their quality of life after experiencing mental ill health. Mentor volunteers are matched with service users and work with them on a one to one basis. Together they work towards achieving realistic goals while developing new skills to build confidence and independence along the way, support is being offered by phone.
We have volunteers supporting our Mind Recovery College, facilitating groups and workshops , supporting staff offering courses. The mens group and womens group are providing peer support, were individuals have the opportunity to talk openly in a safe place to support each other, listen to each other and be kind to each other.
We have Mind Volunteers supporting Open spaces project to maintain the hard work required to keep our allotment and garden sustainable ready for when we are able to re open
We have volunteers supporting the Mind Revival Cafe delivering Food parcels to those who are self-isolating, struggling due to financial pressures and/or struggling with their mental health
We have admin volunteers who work hard behind the scenes supporting Staff with the many admin duties required to ensure our services run smoothly, keeping us all connected
I want to THANK YOU so much for helping me out, I am truly grateful
Pauline Fisher, Volunteer lead