Mental Health and Wellbeing Advocates

We are looking for individuals who would like to be Mental Health and Wellbeing Advocates in their local context.

We will train advocates in Mental Health awareness and provide regular tools and support.

A Mental Health Advocate isn’t expected to address every mental health issue themselves. Instead with a listening ear, a supportive attitude and with the knowledge to signpost to further support and help – they can be someone able to respond.

About The Mental Health and Wellbeing Advocate Role

We are looking for people who are:

  • Caring and kind
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Supported by their Church Leadership and able to provide referees.

We are looking for people who show:

  • An interest in mental health and may have lived experience of a mental health challenge themselves.
  • Is willing and able to work with church teams/leadership to identify ways of improving mental health awareness in their church community
  • Skills to work with others.

We are looking for people who can:

  • Signpost someone to further support and able to know her/his own limits.
  • Be willing to share information with the wider church and be a supportive voice in their congregation.
  • Be aware of their own personal safety and that of others when experiencing mental health challenges. They should know who to turn to for advice regarding safeguarding and vulnerable adults.
  • Have an understanding of the issues of confidentiality and apply them.
  • Attend training events
  • Attend get together’s with other Advocates
  • Be willing to be part of an email network to keep in touch.
  • Be willing to report at least annually to their PCC.
  • Provide support, information and encouragement in their Church Community
  • Submit to a DBS Check and commit to the Church of England Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Practices.

Anyone interested in applying for the role of Mental Health Advocate should complete the Application Form and send it to: