- September 17, 2019
FOR GOOD MENTAL HEALTH ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS – CAN YOU HELP?
Gig Buddies for Good Mental Health (or GBMH) matches adults experiencing Mental Health challenges with a volunteer who has similar interests, to go to events together that they both love. The project is run by Synergy Creative Community CIC, and is in partnership with local charity Stay Up Late.
We match each participant to a volunteer, and pairs are matched according to common interests and musical tastes. Gig buddy pairs then meet, plan what they’ll do together, and get together for a minimum of once a month to go to a gig, concert, club night, art gallery, or other cultural event.
Matching adults experiencing mental health challenges with a volunteer with similar interests
The project aims to make volunteering easier for people in and around Brighton & Hove, by enabling volunteers to go to gigs they’d be going to anyway, but whilst accompanying someone with Mental Health needs.
No particular experience or skills are required, other than being friendly with a good sense of humour! Training and support is provided, and all volunteers are police checked to ensure we are all thinking about the safety of the people we support.
The GBMH project will also recruit volunteers who have themselves overcome mental health challenges in the past, as we believe individuals with lived experience of Mental Health issues are hugely equipped to help and support others to do the same.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH!
If you would like to become a gig buddy volunteer or participant, or refer someone you think would benefit, please get in touch using the details below.
GBMH, Synergy Creative Community
c/o Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG
Phone: Jo on – 07877 574212
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