Volunteer Managers’ Network – Looking after our mental health.
The pandemic has had an impact on the mental health of many people in the UK and volunteers, who potentially have experienced complex and distressing cases, may need your support and practical strategies to maintain their well-being in both their personal lives as well as in their volunteering roles.
In our next quarterly Volunteer Managers’ Network on Thursday 22 July 2021 (10.00am to 11.30 am), we have invited Charlie Powell, Co-Founder and General Manager of Lindengate Mental Health Charity, to talk to us about mental health and well-being. Lindengate is a Buckinghamshire based registered charity whose mission is that through the provision of nature based activities, they empower everyone to nurture their wellbeing, connect to the healing power of nature and respect the environment.
During the session, you will have the chance to ask Charlie questions, share good practice amongst fellow volunteer managers, and discuss the following:
- How to look after ourselves and our volunteers
- Well-being strategies and training available for volunteers
- How well are we coping with daily life
- How the easing of lockdown restrictions may affect staff and volunteers
We are also interested in finding out about your plans to re-open indoor activities including any challenges you face. Come and share your views, plans and ideas with colleagues and learn from each other.
Who should attend?
Anyone (paid/unpaid) involved with recruiting or managing volunteers for charities, community groups or social enterprises that delivers services in Buckinghamshire with a turnover of £100,000 or below. Whether you are new in your role with lots of questions, or experienced and looking to exchange fresh ideas, you are welcome. Please note this event is only for Bucks organisations where beneficiaries are within the county, and only one representative from each organisation can attend.
Your facilitator is Lew Headley, VCSE and Community Development Officer.
Lew’s background is working with children and families and mentoring young people. He has experience in training volunteers, recruiting boards of trustees, setting up small community projects and supporting volunteers.
The event will be held on Zoom on Thursday 22 July 2021 from 10.00am to 11.30 am.
Places are limited so book soon. If you are unable to attend or the session is fully booked, register your name on the waiting list and we will email you the recording of the main group discussion and any resources shared after the event.
Questions about the event?
Please email email@example.com
Links to our online volunteering resources:
• Read the latest advice and guidance on volunteering for voluntary groups during the pandemic on COVID-19 volunteering advice for groups.
• Do you need more volunteers? Find out how the Volunteer Matching Service could help you.
• Have a look at our online advice on recruiting volunteer on our We need volunteers webpage.