“I joined the volunteering team at Mind in Bexley 3 months ago, my aim was to help, support and assist in any way I can. Previously I worked in the childcare sector and therefore the free training and support offered by Mind was a great asset in giving me an insight into mental health while highlighting the great help and support Mind in Bexley offers those in need. What I hadn’t realised was what volunteering would give me. I host the Monday morning’s Woman’s Group offering support and guidance where I can to help them achieve personal goals and targets. Wow, their acceptance of me and their enthusiasm was and continues to be so rewarding.  Listening to them has given me such understanding and awareness of how mental health affects so many people of all walks of life at many different levels.  I would recommend anyone who has a couple of free hours a week to become a volunteer, I did and I would never look back” Viv Viney