Volunteers are vital to us

Without the help of volunteers, many of our

day-to-day activities would not be possible

Get Involved

The majority of our volunteers directly support members in

our Mental Health Resource Centre and Crisis Cafe by

engaging members in social contact – by helping with

activities, coffee bar and reception.

No experience is necessary.

We welcome volunteers of all ages who are able to:

    – be welcoming and non-judgemental

    – respect our members and confidentiality

    – abide by our centre rules

    – regularly offer a few hours a week

All our volunteers receive training and support and several

of our volunteers have gone on to take up paid roles.


To find out more about volunteer opportunities with us

or to request an application pack, please send a message,

email centre.scarboroughsurvivors@hotmail.com

or ring us on 01723 500222.

Time to Change Organic Hub

Scarborough Survivors is committed to reducing stigma and

isolation by encouraging people to talk about their mental

health.  We are part of a network of voluntary groups,

businesses and individuals willing to give their time to help

enable more conversations to take place across North

Yorkshire, for example by hosting awareness sessions.

To find out more or get invovled contact us at:




Our board of trustees currently has

5 member trustees and 3 external trustees

Member Trustees

John Bradshaw (Chair)

Laura Manton 

Carolyn Knaggs

Hannah Green

Danielle Grant

David Turner


External Trustees

Paul Devillanueva

Udupa Venkatesh

Richard Creasy

Positive Buddy Volunteer

We aim to provide as much support for our members

as possible.  When someone has poor mental health,

they find coping with day-to-day life more challenging.

A positive buddy offers one-to-one support to help

empower clients to address their issues, such as:

– Being a dedicated listening ear

– Reducing isolation

– Practicing techniques for better mental wellbeing

– Reconnecting with their local community

– Attending appointments for moral support

– Increasing confidence and self-esteem

– Advocating when required for the client

– Working to reduce the stigma around mental health

In exchange for a commitment of 2 hours per week,

positive buddy volunteers will receive in-house

accredited training in suicide prevention and mental

health first aid and safeguarding.

An enhanced DBS check is required.


  We are extremely grateful to everyone who has

  helped to raise funds for Scarborough Survivors.

  Donations have been received from a wide

  range of activities, such as marathon runs, pub

  gigs, cake stalls and boat races.

  Every penny counts and great care and much

  consideration is given as to how all unrestricted

  funds can best be used to the benefit of our

  members and the community we serve.

  Thank you to all fundraisers for thinking of us!