Thank you for your empathy, your wonderful walks, your finely tuned ears, your yoga moves, your powerful stories, your wisdom, your laughs, your meditations, your passions, your struggles and triumphs, your invaluable admin skills, your insights, your dedication, your honesty, your green fingers.
Thank you for sticking with us through an enormously difficult 20 months. And for the being the best bunch of people we could ever hope to be by our sides.
From every single one of the Healthy Minds staff, WE THANK YOU!
"Fundraising volunteers you are amazing.... your hours of kindness have made all the difference. Hundreds of hours have been given to manage admin, collect and drop off, stand in the cold and wet with a charity bucket, take photographs. The list is endless! Together we have raised thousands of pounds. We're so lucky to have you!"
- Vicky, Community Fundraiser
"The Recovery & Support service would not be possible without the hard work, commitment, skills and experience of our volunteers. Sharing their personal experiences of their recovery, skills they have developed and expertise in managing mental health challenges means Healthy Minds stays true to its ethos of being a peer-led/survivor-led organisation. We are truly grateful for all you do."
- Nicola, Hayley & Jim, Halifax Recovery & Support Team
Here at Time Out, we couldn't do what we do without our volunteers, they are worth their weight in gold. The passion, commitment and expertise they all bring is incredible. Going into schools to deliver mental health workshops is a daunting concept, not only do they do this, but also share their personal stories with students too. The value young people get from this is massive and it clearly shows in their evaluations of the workshops. Thank you Time Out volunteers!!"
- Nikki, Alex, Kate and Tara, the Time Out Team
The 'Like Minds' Team of Peer Support Volunteers got our new project off to a great start!
Each brought compassion, insights from their own experience and the will to share what they had to give with others. From April, volunteers offered 1-to-1 telephone support for people who had been with the crisis team with some lovely feedback from those they have supported.
So, thank you to all the Like Minds volunteers... your work has been invaluable in getting the project up and running!
- Kate, Like Minds Project Worker
"We have such a fantastic team of volunteers at Healthy Minds, who generously give up their time and energy to support people in need. Each and every one of you should be so proud of the amazing work you do, and I know it is very much appreciated by everyone at Healthy Minds."
- Emma, Finance Officer
"My co-facilitator has such a fun-loving sense of humour and a special ability to connect with people from all backgrounds, appealing to them with his friendly, considered, caring nature. He's a skilled, respected and appreciated facilitator and has empowered many to share their experiences."
- Kath, Team Lead and Former R&S Project Worker
"I have valued my co-facilitator volunteer enormously. Her presence has been really important to the group. Participants have commented that her sharing her personal experience has enabled them to share their own experiences. They and I have appreciated her warmth, kindness and compassion towards others. She has been particularly helpful to me in the process of taking our group online. Her courage, openness and insight has meant that delivering the course in this way is no barrier to connection between people."
- Nic, Project Worker for Recovery and Support
"A hugely grateful and enormous shout out to our Walk Leaders and Walk Administrator, without whom we wouldn’t have our enormously popular ‘Walks for Wellbeing’ programme. Your fierce commitment to the joy of exercise and the outdoors is just BRILLIANT!"
- Cath, former Walks for Wellbeing Admin