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Why Volunteering is Good for Your Mental Health

Thu, 04 - June - 2020

1st-7th June is Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week is our chance to say thank you to our amazing volunteers.  Our volunteers give more than 7000 hours each year to supporting the mental health of our 10,000 service users.  They volunteer in a wide variety of roles across Northern Ireland bringing compassion, crafts and craic!


Volunteering is good for you

We all know that volunteering brings lots of benefits to local communities. But did you know that volunteering can help you:

  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Meet people.Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it. 

Hear from our volunteers Stephen, Fiona, Kim, Lesley and Gavin on what volunteering for MindWise means to them. 

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