Doing something good is good for your mental health. It's that simple. Giving something back or volunteering can create a positive experience and support your emotional and mental wellbeing.
Through Community Minded we can support you to give back to your local community, via volunteering or setting up your own community action groups.
You don’t have to commit lots of your time. You don’t have to go through complicated application processes and it’s ok if you don’t feel confident, we can help you along the way.
Our experienced team will get to know you, work with you, and together you will develop a personalised plan that will include:
- Support to increase your skills and confidence
- Access to our 'Get Ready to Give Back' training course where you will meet other like-minded people and learn practical skills that will prepare you for volunteering and build your confidence
- Support to find the right opportunity for you to volunteer in a way which suits you and fits into your life
- Support to set up a community group or activity that helps to support others
While we can't always meet in the way we would like due to current Covid 19 restrictions we are able to schedule face to face appointments alongside telephone and online support.
Our Five Ways to Wellbeing guide shows the little ways you are able to make a difference in your life and the lives of others.
This guide offers a lot of guidance around supporting your community through COVID.
If you're looking to learn something new while isolating or shielding then there are lots of different free online courses here.
Who is this service for?
Anyone living in the Stockton are who would like to build their confidence to enable them to give something back to the community, set up their own community group or volunteer.
What happens next?
Once you've made contact one of the team will be in touch to arrange to meet and talk about how we can help.