Please see our current opportunities below:

Volunteering Opportunity

Community Help Associate - Burntwood

3-15 hours a week, supporting 'Burntwood Be A Friend'

To support the community in providing useful, relevant and up to date information to support their emotional wellbeing and mental health, in person, by phone, and by use of social media.

This role would ideally suit a person with lived experience of mental health problems or a carer.

Full training, support and materials will be provided.

To download a full description (PDF) click here.

For a informal chat and to recieve a full application pack please call the office on 01283 566696 and ask for Keri.

Volunteering Opportunity

Charity Trustee

Burton and District Mind are looking to recruit new trustees to join our existing board.

We would like to hear from people who share our vision for everyone in our community to experience better mental health.

If you would like to discuss joining our team, and have skills to help us deliver our vision, mission and values please contact us at info@burtonmind.co.uk or on Tele 01283 566696.

We are particularly looking to recruit people with a passion and interest in mental health, business acumen and connections within our local community. For more information, please see our Trustee Job Description.

Associate Opportunity

Wellbeing Group Associate

Can you use your stunning skills and life experience to help people with mental health problems to improve their lives and wellbeing?


This role involves sessional work based on grant funding and community fund raising. Working alongside a qualified Mind therapist, you will facilitate a programme of activity to improve the mental health and wellbeing of a group of between 3 - 12 participants.


This is likely to be on a weekly basis which each session lasting between 1-5 hours. Number of weeks will be dependent on funding and programme of work.

Locations will include appropriately sourced community venues around Burton on Trent, Lichfield, Burntwood and Tamworth. Digital delivery is an option depending on the activity.


Skills will include at least one of the following: arts, music, fitness, sports, horticulture, gardening, mindfulness, life skills, digital skills, but we are very open to ideas.


Skills will include co-productive programme design and delivery of community and group projects to support people with mental health problems and capability to improve emotional wellbeing.


Skills and experience will include supervising volunteers to actively contribute to group sessions.


Skills and experience will include understanding the role of active participation, evaluation, monitoring and continuous development.

Qualification and experience will include evidence of previous success of the above, such as a training qualification and a qualification in your field of expertise. You will need to have (at minimum):

  • Evidence of qualifications requested.

  • Enhanced DBS check for children and vulnerable adults.

  • Up to date Safeguarding policies and procedure and evidence of training.

  • Up to date health and safety risk assessments for your activities.

  • Two referees that can vouch for the quality of your work and your ability to work with vulnerable groups.

  • Insurance appropriate to your activity.

  • A bank account in the UK.

  • Business use on your car insurance (if driving).


If you cannot provide all of the above, but are committed to this opportunity, do please make contact as we are open to a discussion about personal development. We are building a bank of associates, so there is no closing date currently for applications.

To recieve a full application pack please email info@burtonmind.co.uk with the reference FAO Keri Lawrence

Send Applications to the following details:

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We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

We're a part of Mind.
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