World Mental Health Day 2016
The World Health Organisation recognizes World Mental Health Day on 10th October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.
With this in mind we have volunteering roles in Camden for people who would like to support those with mental health issues, as well as opportunities in a number of other areas of interest.
Did you also know that research has shown that volunteering can improve physical and mental health?
Whether you have good or bad mental health, volunteering is a fabulous way for you to give back to the community.
Volunteering can potentially help those recovering from a period or periods of illness in which a person may have suffered from or been affected by poor mental health to a lesser or greater extent.
For someone who has been unwell and wishes to rebuild strength, stamina and have work experience insights volunteering can be ideal. It can also help people successfully get back into work and fill the time between unemployment and employment.
Some great aspects about volunteering include that it can be sociable and great for your self-esteem.
Volunteering can also be challenging so it promotes self growth.
So get involved with volunteering today and become a healthier, happier you! 🙂
- our online matching tool, Volunteer Connect.
- or have a look at the events section on our website to find out when you can next come and see us
- or, if you need extra support to start volunteering, contact us by phone 020 7424 9990 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book a one-to-one appointment with one of our matchmakers