Volunteer with us

All volunteers in our Resource Centre play a part in enabling a welcoming and safe place for visitors – speaking to members, providing refreshments and helping with daily social activities.  We can provide training in how to hold conversations about mental health as enabling social contact is essential to providing support and reducing isolation.

There is a simple application process to become a volunteer with us.  Why not call in and have a chat and see if our volunteer opportunities are right for you.

Positive Learning Opportunities

Scarborough Survivors has been running Life Skills Courses since August 2014.  Further details of course times and content will be made available in autumn 2019.  Courses are free to attend.

Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) – A comprehensive 2-day and accredited course suitable for anyone who is likely to come into contact with people who are suffering from a mental illness, relevant and applicable to work and domestic situations in a similar way that medical first aid training can be applied.  MHFA training is offered free to volunteers who make a regular commitment to support our services and activities. 

Suicide Prevention Training – more info to follow

Trustee Board

The following people are the current serving Trustees of Scarborough Survivors as appointed at the Annual General Meeting held on 30th November 2017 or were co-opted thereafter.

John Bradshaw (Chair)

Laura Manton (Vice-chair)

Danni Grant

David Turner

Carolyn Knaggs

Paul Devillanueva (External Co-opt)

Richard Creasey (External Co-opt)

Udupa Venkatesh (External Co-opt)

Corporate Governance

Scarborough Survivors is a service-user led charity, therefore the majority of trustees on our board are service users.  All members have a direct say on how the charity is managed and what services and activities it provides.  The can post comments in a comment box and attend regular member’s meetings. Anyone who has been a member for at least 3 months has a right to vote at the AGM.