Working Hours: Out of hours, evenings and weekends
Could you volunteer as an Appropriate Adult?
Our Appropriate Adults are trained to support vulnerable adults in police custody. We work with Cleveland Police to ensure those individuals who need support due to mental health or emotional wellbeing issues can access it.
An Appropriate Adult is present for custody processes, to support the vulnerable person at a very difficult time. When a person with a vulnerability is arrested, an Appropriate Adult will be notified to attend the police station. This may be a family member, friend, social services, or one of our volunteers.
We operate a 24/7 rota system where volunteers can offer their time on the following shifts:
Morning - 07:00-12:00
Afternoon - 12:00-18:00
Evening - 18:00-00:00
Overnight - 22:00-04:00
The role can be quite challenging and will not suit everyone, but it can be very rewarding.
The most difficult shifts to cover are the evenings 18:00-00:00) and overnights 22:00-04:00, particularly at weekends and during holiday periods, so we are always looking for new volunteers who can cover those shifts.
You will be trained and supported to carry out the role, so if you would like to learn more or apply to volunteer for the service, please call Andrea Atkinson on 01642 257020.
How to apply
You can download supporting infomation and an application form below - as a single zip file or one file at a time.
Apply in writing to: Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, The Mind Centre, 90-92 Lothian Road, Middlesbrough TS4 2QX