The Supported Volunteering Project, funded by Big Lottery Community Fund, supports people who may have experienced mental ill health into volunteering.
The aim of the project is to give volunteers one to one support to increase confidence and reduce isolation, to highlight skills and experience and help identify the type of volunteering they might wish to do.
“I had no idea that when I started volunteering it could lead into a job. My supervisor saw qualities in me that I didn’t know I had and helped me develop more skills. It gave me the confidence to apply for jobs and then I got one!”