Open Mental Health
Open Mental Health is a new service offering 24/7 support to adults in Somerset. Whatever the worry - anxiety, debt, employment, housing, low mood, addiction – Open Mental Health is here to help.
Open Mental Health, supports people to live a full life by enabling access to specialist mental health support, debt and employment advice, community activities, exercise, and volunteering.
Volunteering has many benefits, it’s a great way to improve health and well-being and helps to create thriving, caring communities.
People who have experienced mental illness often find it difficult to get involved in community activities, including volunteering, taking the first steps can be the hardest part. So, this role has been created to encourage people to start the process and join the volunteering community.
You might help someone for all or part of their journey; starting the search for a volunteer role, completing forms, using IT or making phone calls, maybe going along with them for the first time and keeping in touch afterwards to see how it went, offering the right support when it is needed.
You will be volunteering with Spark Somerset, one of the Somerset Open Mental Health partners.