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Become a Volunteer Advocate

Bristol Mind are running a new volunteer advocate training course and are looking for committed people to train as Volunteer Advocates who will be confident enough to work with a wide range of people.  Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality, and social justice and is a means to help people speak up for what they want and need, complain about services and have their views heard.  It is a much required service to individuals in the community.

Bristol Mind Advocacy offers an outreach service to isolated people in the community through drop-in advocacy sessions and on-going casework. Bristol Mind promotes a positive view of mental health and aims to provide services that are user-focussed, supportive and empowering.  

We will provide in depth training in advocacy, which is Open College Network accredited, as well as on-going support and supervision.  We will cover reasonable expenses including travel.  We require volunteers to make a commitment of a year to volunteering with Bristol Mind 4 – 6 hours a week.

Dates for the Introductory Sessions for 2014 are

  • 20th March 11am-1pm 
  • 10th April 11am-1pm
  • 17th April 11am -1pm

If you would like to book a place on the introductory session you can telephone 0117 9800 376 or email

The training course runs on 8 Thursdays (not including ½ term)

1st May - 26th June 2014 from 9.30am - 3.15pm

For further information and an application form go to our volunteering for outreach advocacy webpage

 People with personal Mental Health experience and unemployed people are encouraged to apply