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Help participants in our ‘Better Mental Health’ activities

by Options for Life

Thanks to a grant from the Sandwell Council Better Mental Health Strategy Grant Scheme, we are able to offer our participants therapeutic sessions focusing on coping strategies, stress management techniques and mindfulness practices.
We are seeking volunteers to help participants engage in the sessions by setting up, explaining any prompts from the trainer and taking feedback at the end. These sessions will equip participants with practical tools to navigate daily challenges, reduce anxiety, and enhance emotional resilience. Additionally, art therapy and expressive activities within drama sessions will provide creative outlets for individuals to process their emotions, fostering self-expression and a sense of emotional release. Through these workshops, participants will gain valuable skills to manage their mental wellbeing effectively.
We will reimburse pre-agreed expenses.

Organisation description

Options for Life is a Sandwell-based charity that supports adults with learning disabilities and/or autism by providing various services, including outreach provision, community hub-based activities, and drop-in sessions. We support increasing self-confidence and developing communication and social skills, leading to independence.


Oak Green Lodge
Oak Green Way
B68 8LR Oldbury


Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

• Commitment to equality and diversity and a genuine desire to help people with learning disabilities and/or autism
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Excellent time management skills

Experience gained

• As an Options for Life volunteer, you will be given a full induction when you start.
• A staff member will support you throughout your time as a volunteer.
• We will offer you an opportunity to develop your skills and experience for a worthwhile cause.
• We will look to provide further training where possible.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Daytime


  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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