It can be tough trying new things and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone but there is so much you can get from taking part!
- Meeting new people
- Increasing self-esteem and confidence
- Getting experience to add to your CV or job/college application forms
- Sense of purpose from helping others
- Sense of achievement from taking part
- Awarding of certificates or accreditation
- Opportunity to go on trips in the UK or sometimes abroad
You can volunteer doing all sorts of activities from Duke of Edinburgh, arts and crafts with younger children, running your own radio show or taking the elderly Christmas shopping. It doesn’t have to be a big time commitment either, you can volunteer as much as or as little as you like.
Volunteer at Bucks CAMHS
You can also volunteer with us at Buckinghamshire CAMHS by becoming part of our Article 12 Youth Forum. The group meet on a monthly basis and get involved with:
- Designing the CAMHS Website
- Filming and editing videos about mental health
- Raising awareness of mental health
- Interviewing new staff for CAMHS
- Public Speaking
- Deliver training to CAMHS and schools staff
- Art activities
- Team days
Article 12 CAMHS Youth Forum
As young people, your views are important to designing and improving our services. We have a Group called Article 12 who can help you do this!
Stuff to do in Bucks
We have come up with a number of things you can do in Buckinghamshire to volunteer or get involved in your community.
Latest involvement opportunities
Walking with you
Walking With You Parent Support Group is a parent led support group for anyone supporting children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties.
You can sit and discuss experiences with other parents and carers over coffee and biscuits as well as having a group Q&A with parents and mental health professionals from CAMHS.
The informal sessions are open for any parents and carers with children up to 25yrs.
You can come to as many sessions as you like but you don’t need to come every month. Due to lack of facilities and support we are unable to accommodate children at the group.
In partnership with colleagues from Health, FACT Bucks and SEND IAS, Buckinghamshire Council is running FREE training sessions to support families caring for or professionals working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
The training is open to professionals from across the Local Authority, health colleagues, schools and parents/carers who are supporting children and young people with SEND.
Last updated: 22 June, 2020