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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with Community Links!

You could volunteer for us raise money for us either by donating or choosing us as your charity for a specific fundraising event or work for us.

We are also signed up to Give As You Live so you can raise money for us every time you shop online via the Give As You Live website.  It’s so easy – to sign up visit www.giveasyoulive.com/join/communitylinksnorthernltd

Service User Involvement

More than 4,000 people use Community Links’ services each year.  Every week people are changing their own lives with our support.

Find out how we involve service users in our organisation, from assisting with organising events to being on an interview panel for potential new Community Links employees.

Community Links encourages involvement from all our service users at all levels within the organisation. This can range from something as simple as ‘Liking’ us on Facebook and keeping up to date with our news and events to helping with the training and recruitment of new employees.

Ways to be involved:

  • Follow us on Twitter / like us on Facebook
  • Let us know your thoughts and suggestions by completing feedback forms. You can do this online or through your support worker
  • Become involved in the planning of Community Links events
  • Are you creative or artistic? Share your work on our website or social media channels
  • Attend training in recruitment and interview as part of a panel for recruiting new staff
  • Get involved in reviewing our policies and support the Directors to audit services
  • Volunteer to visit other Community Links service user events and give feedback to our management committee reps
  • Attend working groups
  • Become a service user representative on our Management Committee or sub-committees

There are also other opportunities to get involved in the wider community, whether it be volunteering or joining activities/groups.

If you are a current service user and are interested in any of these opportunities or have any other ideas of ways you could get involved then please speak with your support worker.

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Useful Links

www.time-to-change.org – national campaign to end Mental Health Discrimination.

www.stophate.org – Stop Hate UK is a charity that provides independent and confidential support to people affected by Hate Crime.

www.mentalhealth.org.uk – mental health foundation website which has lots of great resources and information about mental health