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BEST supports Westminster residents who have mental health difficulties and are not confident enough to volunteer on their own.

They accept self-referrals or referrals from support workers.

Volunteering means different things to different people. For some it is an opportunity to pursue an interest, meet new people and help their local community. For others it is a chance to gain valuable work experience without affecting their benefits. In Westminster there are thousands of opportunities to choose from.

Staff members at BEST work with each volunteer to meet his or her individual needs. This can range from help with finding opportunities, filling in application forms and attending appointments or just being on the end of a phone for advice. They also provide ongoing support to volunteers and organisations once people have begun volunteering.

The organisation helps anyone with a mental health issue to volunteer -volunteers need to live in Westminster.

The service is run by Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster.

To find out more you can visit their website at

Basement, Hopkinson House, 6 Osbert Street, London, SW1P 2QU
Umbrella org:
Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster
020 7259 8100
Disabled access:
How to apply:
Via professional or self-referral

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Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
These organisations rely on volunteer support, and they offer opportunities for volunteers to make a vital contribution. Before contacting organisations it is a good idea to think about what you would like to do in terms of the acitivity and type of organisation you would like to work for - you might want to explore a dedicated volunteering websites such as for ideas and insipiration. At the same time consider how much time you are able to give up. When it comes to finding current volunteering opportunities you can either get in touch with your nearest local volunteer bureau or centre, or contact organisations listed in this database directly.
An educational, classroom-type session in which handouts and workbooks are often used. A workshop may last from one hour to many days.