Volunteering for mental health

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1 January 2003
Volunteering, Mental health services, Education and Skills, Employment
Social welfare
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This report presents the findings of a survey of those who experience mental ill health within the volunteering community. It was carried out by the National Centre for Volunteering.

The impetus for the survey came from the growing recognition that, although people with mental health problems are often seen as recipients of voluntary activity, volunteers themselves also find the activity highly beneficial for their subjective well-being. The survey therefore demonstrates the value of volunteering to mental health and raises awareness of mental health issues throughout the voluntary sector.

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