You’ve seen instagram and facebook posts on ‘spreading awareness’ about mental health. Great! You’ve become aware of mental health — now what?
It’s all well and good to click the ‘like’ button on social media, or send a link to your family WhatsApp group chat, but what difference are you actually making? What change are people with mental illnesses experiencing because of you? If we’re being honest, endorsing mental health online doesn’t actually make much of a difference in people’s lives.
If you want to make a real difference, volunteer with Recovery Hub. We work directly with people who need assistance in terms of finding jobs, due to their mental illnesses. If you’re looking to engage with mental health outside of the abstract concept, this is the perfect opportunity.
We are always open to new volunteers, as Recovery Hub is a non-profit organisation, and aims to change the workplace approach toward mental health stigma. We work by providing transparency to organisations about potential employees who require minor accommodations for their situations, without the ever-present stigma around ‘mental health’ clouding their judgement.
We can all agree that, like any other facet of a person, mental illness does not define an individual. OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia; these are conditions that some employees happen to live with. It does not affect their proficiency in a professional field. These individuals can be integral assets to an organisation, when minor adjustments are made for their situations.
As a volunteer, you would be a part of this process. Being a mentor, you could provide career counselling, or assist our clients with their CVs. Building job profiles, or preparing for interviews — these are tasks that seem simple, but have a profound effect on the lives of our clients.
You could also choose to offer training for our clients — for instance, in recreational fields, such drama, music, tailoring, or other crafts. If those aren’t your fields of expertise, Recovery Hub also requires financial and linguistic training. If you are able to offer these services, we would greatly appreciate your contribution to Recovery Hub.
And if you’d like to work outside our direct services, we welcome you to assist with marketing and IT work for Recovery Hub’s widespread influence. If you believe in what we’re doing, and know other groups who’d be willing to partner with us, let us know! Recovery Hub has yet to reach the heights we’ve primed it for.
If you believe in what we’re doing here, contact us, and we will welcome your efforts. After all, Recovery Hub has just begun. We’ve got a ways to go yet, but come along for the ride, if you’re tired of social media posts endorsing a change that is yet to happen.
We are that change. Make a difference with Recovery Hub.