Where

Various Locations – Lewisham Borough

When

A 6 month commitment, timing flexible, morning, afternoon or evening

Organisation

Our mission is to address the inequality in mental health outcomes and recovery rates for Black and African Caribbean people. We will achieve this in two ways: 1. Training the mental health workforce to become more culturally competent.  2. Increasing access to culturally sensitive counselling and group therapy.

Purpose/Objective of the Role

The Event Planning Coordinator will work closely with the CEO to design, plan and organise mental health events

Tasks/Duties Involved

The Event Planning Coordinator will primarily help administer and organise a series of events such as training courses, seminars and workshops. They will help promote our events, source suitable venues, liaise with speakers, prepare delegate packs, help with the Eventbrite registration process and on the day, help with registration, collect evaluation forms and data entry

Skills Required 

  • A desire to achieve equality in mental health outcomes and experience for Black African Caribbean people.
  • An understanding of the impact of racism and discrimination on the mental health of minority groups.
  • Excellent organiser
  • Good telephone skills
  • Excellent time management
  • IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Social media e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

Training/Support Given

Induction provided by the CEO

Mental Health First Aid training (depending on availability)

Benefits of Volunteering to Individual

  • Opportunity to participate in cultural competence training
  • Personal development
  • Gain experience in using Eventbrite, Survey Monkey, Word Cloud and data analysis
  • Emotional support
  • Employment and self-employment support
  • Improved self-confidence and self-belief
  • Opportunity to attend network meeting, meet new people and improve social skills
  • Opportunity to qualify for paid DBS check

 Application Process

To register your interest, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form . If you have any questions call Aparna on 07378342131