How Giving Improves Mental Health

Our colleagues at the local Shaw Trust Project, Wellbeing Works shared this story with us recently. Meet Anna who describes her volunteering as a  healing activity. To quote: “You are here and now, you just focus on the things that are here.

Marion Remade

For Marion West, a volunteer at Health in Mind’s Information Resource Centre and Rediscover Befriending Service, volunteering has been a “life-changing” experience. “I had been out of work for quite a long time with mental ill health and my occupational therapist (OT) suggested that volunteering would be a great way to re-integrate me in to society.