Become a Volunteer

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“helping put the pieces back in place”

Are you interested in supporting men and women with mental health support needs to develop their skills and build confidence?

IMPORTANT: Mentor roles are open to both males and females in the M.A.S.H Peer Support Programme. Mentors will not necessarily need to be of African Caribbean origin.

If so then we would love to hear from you!

M.A.S.H (formerly the Peer Programme) was developed as part of the Time to Change 300 Voices Project and supports African / Caribbean men and women with lived experience of mental health problems in Birmingham to build resilience and confidence to aid recovery.

Anyone interested in joining as an advocate or mentor will need to note these important points:

  1. Complete an ‘Expression of Interest (EOI) form using our paper / Word version or complete it quickly and easily online.
  2. Attend an informal interview and discussion about the advocate and mentor roles.
  3. Successful candidates will need to complete our mentor training which includes a two-day session, and later by attending a two-day Mental Health First Aid course. There are no charges for these courses.
  4. All our advocates and mentors are subject to a DBS background check. This is because they will be working with vulnerable young people and adults.

Ongoing support will be offered to all volunteers by the programme co-ordinator, through regular bi-monthly group sessions and by mutual agreement amongst advocates and mentors themselves.

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Click Here - online Expression of InterestWant to be an advocate or mentor?

If you’re interested in becoming an advocate or mentor, then we would love to hear from you.

* Please note, the online version may be suspended at times.

Our enrolment process is staggered throughout the year so don’t be disappointed if you are unable to get started right away!

If you are interested in becoming an advocate or mentor download and complete the Express of Interest form or click here for the online EOI. *

Remember:  Advocates and mentor roles are open to both males and females in the M.A.S.H Peer Support Programme. Mentors will not necessarily need to be of African Caribbean origin.

Contact us if we can be of further assistance.