Working with young adults to improve mental health crisis support

Help shape the future of services in Kent and Medway

Could you encourage young adults (18-24) to tell us how mental health services can be improved for younger people?

We’re looking for someone who has experience of using young adult crisis mental health services in the past and can give up a few hours each week (times can be negotiated).

You will be responsible for motivating young adults to share their own experiences of accessing (or attempting to access) mental health crisis support. Doing so will help shape the way these services are run in Kent and Medway.

You will encourage young adults to take part in steering groups and other activities that give them a say in how services can be improved.

This role will involve:

  • Helping to run steering groups for young adults in Kent (in person and virtually)
  • Sharing your own experiences of using young adult mental health crisis services in a group setting
  • Encouraging young adults to share their experiences
  • Participating in local and national campaigns around the future of statutory mental health services (this may involve sharing your experiences)

What we need from you

  • Someone with experience of using young adult crisis mental health services
  • A person who is confident sharing their own experiences with others in a group setting
  • Somebody with good communication skills

Where

Meetings take place Kent-wide (this will involve you travelling to some and participating in others virtually).

Application

To apply for this role please download and complete our application form and email it back to our team at volunteer@porchlight.org.uk

The benefits of volunteering

You’ll have the chance to develop your skills and confidence and gain valuable work experience. As a Porchlight volunteer you can access any relevant courses in our training programme, and you will also receive full travel expenses.