Could you help Mind to deliver training and create resources to ensure their work meets the needs of marginalised communities?*

They are looking for 2 people from a diverse range of communities to help influence and deliver their work, and to ensure their work meets the needs of marginalised communities.


Why are Mind doing this?

They have big goals over the next few years. They are fighting to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.

From their research, we know Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Caribbean, and African communities have the highest levels of inactivity, mental health stigma and live in the top 30% of deprived areas.


What do Mind hope to achieve?

Through equitable partnerships with organisations, the Physical Activity team is working towards improving mental health awareness, tackling inequalities, and addressing mental health stigma for people from marginalised communities.

Building on their equitable partnerships, including work with the Muslim Sports Foundation and Sporting Equals, they aim to:

  • Facilitate 4 consultation workshops.
  • Design and deliver training with organisations.
  • Design and develop mental health resources.


As a lived experience advisor, you’ll help them to deliver our physical activity communities work and have your ideas heard on a national platform.


About Mind

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We fight for the mental health of people living in England and Wales. Our mission is to provide advice and support to empower anyone

experiencing a mental health problem. We also campaign to improve services, raise awareness, and promote understanding.

Mind’s Physical Activity team

We believe sport and physical activity can build resilience, support and enable mental health recovery, and tackle mental health stigma. We have a track record of delivering impactful projects with Sport England, the English Football League (EFL), ASICS, Sporting Equals and Muslimah Sports Association.

You can find out more about their work here:


What will you be doing?

Working closely with Mind’s Physical Activity Communities Lead (Karla Burton) to influence, design and deliver our work, including:

  • Their work with organisations such as Sporting Equals and the Muslim Sports Foundation. This will include developing and delivering training and workshops for coaches and leaders alongside the Physical Activity team.
  • Representing Mind at events, such as partner award evenings alongside the Physical Activity team.
  • Supporting the development of resources and promotional materials.

As part of this role, you will have access to training and development opportunities.


They are looking for people who are:

  • Over 18.
  • Based in England.
  • Currently living with mental health problems, have faced mental health problems in the past, or have a passion for mental health.
  • Passionate about sport, physical activity, and movement and shaping Mind’s Physical Activity work.
  • Understanding of the inequalities marginalised communities face in accessing physical activity and mental health support.
  • Experience in delivering or facilitating workshops or training with groups of people.
  • Experience of co-creating or inputting into resources or developing training.
  • Good IT skills including confidence in using software such as Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Mental Health First Aid (desirable). We can provide this training if needed.
  • Trainer the Trainer qualification such as Award in Education and Training Level 3 (desirable).
  • Able to travel across England to deliver training, including Manchester, Yorkshire, Birmingham, and London (please note: you will only need to travel to two of these locations).


Additional information:

  • The role will be from August 2024 until 31 March 2025.
  • Mind work Monday-Friday (9am-5pm), although some of the workshops and training may be subject to evenings and weekends.
  • The role will involve a mix of online and in-person meetings. In-person meetings are likely to be held in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Yorkshire.
  • The workshops and training could include up to 100 people.
  • Flexible working around you and your other commitments.
  • They expect the role will be 7 hours per month of your time.
  • They will provide an engagement fee (£230 for 7 hours) and expenses and accommodation, when required.
  • As this role involves working in a regulated environment, offers will be subject to satisfactory background checks, including the right to work in the UK and a DBS check.
  • You’ll be supporting Mind to create accessible mental health and physical activity support for marginalised communities.


Deadline: 1st of July 2024

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