• Vacancies

AHPN is recruiting volunteers in

London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester and Manchester

AHPN is looking for African people who have experienced mental health problems to share their experiences as part of a project to challenge mental health discrimination. ‘Changing Perspectives through Church Champions’ is a new project which will bring African people with lived experience of mental ill health into churches to share their stories and break down stigma. We are recruiting fifty Volunteers to support the project, to engage members of the church congregations in one-to-one conversations about mental health.

The Changing Perspectives through Church Champions project is funded by Time to Change, England’s biggest programme to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. The programme is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and funded by the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund.

Interested in getting involved?

Have a look at the role descriptions to find out more.

Volunteers: if you would like to get involved in the project but with a more informal role, then why not sign up as a volunteer? If you are interested please write a paragraph or two outlining your interest and ability to meet the role requirements, and ensure you include your full name and contact information, and what city you are applying for.

Please submit  applications to deryck.browne@ahpn.org

Other Volunteering  Opportunities:

AHPN welcomes volunteers who are interested in working with African communities living in the UK affected by long term health conditions such as HIV, mental health, obesity, cancer, stroke and tuberculosis. Please call 0207 017 8910 or email info@ahpn.org for further information on how to apply.

We also regularly recruit for policy interns, who work with our policy team and gain experience of policy, research, lobbying and campaigning. Our internships are unpaid, with daily expenses of £10, and normally last for 2 or 3 days per week for 3 months. During that time interns get experience across all aspects of our policy work, as well as working on a longer-term project which will normally be published under their name. Additionally we provide Ethical Internships-compliant internships, including CV support, skills building, personal development and learning logging and an exit interview. If you would like to be considered for an internship, please contact deryck.browne@ahpn.org for more information and an application form.