Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

Charity registered in Scotland SC008897

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is Scotland’s leading mental health charity. Established in 1923, SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, sport and physical activity; inform our policy work to influence positive social change.


Current opportunities

Let’s TALK project is looking to challenge stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health; encourage people to think about their mental health; introduce self-management techniques to enhance recovery; support people struggling with their mental health. Let’s TALK Volunteers will seek to engage with communities across Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire. These areas have been chosen due to their poor levels of mental health, high suicide rates, long waiting lists for mental health services and due to the fact that they are areas of high deprivation Let’s TALK Volunteers will connect directly with people through engaging activities in order to help identify ways participants can take control of their lives and their treatment and raise awareness of the local support available to them, through training, information and signposting, helping to improve lives. Volunteers will be key in the co-production and delivery of the Let’s TALK project and ultimately in tackling the issues surrounding stigma and discrimination associated with poor mental health. The post requires a pvg check, which SAMH will organise prior to an individual taking up a volunteering opportunity with us.

Let’s TALK Volunteers will connect with people through engaging activities in order to help identify ways participants can take control of their lives and their treatment and raise awareness of the local support available to them. This role will include: • Co-producing and delivering the Let’s TALK project to tackle issues surrounding stigma and discrimination associated with poor mental health • Scoping out new signposting opportunities and resources • Promoting values of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing • Using own story of recovery or creative talents to empower others • Support from Project Facilitators throughout your role Due to Covid restrictions, the Let’s TALK project is currently run remotely so the role requires you to have internet access and a suitable device or laptop/computer.