Raise awareness of mental health issues by sharing your experiences.
Media volunteers are extremely important to Mind's work. Journalists from a huge variety of media contact the media team on a daily basis, and are frequently looking to interview people with particular experiences of mental health problems. Being able to include a 'human interest' element can make or break a story in the media. Often, real life examples are what bring an issue to life, and allow the audience to understand and empathise with issues around mental health.
Over the years our media volunteers have helped with a whole raft of media work, from appearing on Channel 4 News speaking anonymously about employment, to an interview feature with The Independent on Sunday Magazine about experiences of depression, or featuring in a glossy magazine talking about how exercise can boost mental wellbeing.
Mind media volunteers can be interviewed anonymously, and we take confidentiality very seriously - we never send someone's details to a journalist without permission. If a volunteer does agree to an interview, Mind supports them both before and after the event.