• The D&R service works with individuals involved in the criminal justice system who have mental health issues or learning difficulties. Volunteers are required to work alongside Project Officers to assist with the delivery of support in custody, in court, on release from prison and in the community. Duties may include accompanying service users to appointments, carrying out joint visits in the community, assisting to promote the service at events, attending court/custody/prison and assisting to deliver support plans.

    To volunteer with this service, you will require an enhanced DBS check and 2 character references.

    Please contact the Diversion and Resettlement Service Team Lead Hilary Homan on (01642) 257032 or email hilary.homan@middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk for more information.

    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
    Or email your application form to: info@middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk
  • Working Hours: (Out of hours, evenings and weekends)

    To act as an ‘Appropriate Adult’ for people with mild to moderate mental health needs and/or learning difficulties who are being interviewed by police officers in custody. Volunteers will work closely with Mind staff, ensuring that service-users are treated fairly and in accordance with PACE guidelines.

    Please note this volunteering opportunity would require flexibility from Monday - Sunday: 5pm - 4am. Days and times can be agreed with the volunteer co-ordinator on a weekly basis.  

    This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

    • Communication Skills
    • Advice and Guidance
    • Problem Solving/Creativity

    Training will be provided for this position.

    How to apply

    You can download supporting infomation and an application form below - as a single zip file or one file at a time.

    Email your application form to: info@middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk

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