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Volunteering Opportunities this Volunteers' Week

This Volunteers' Week, we have a number of exciting opportunities available. Our volunteers make a significant difference and positively impact the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and those we support. We are honoured to allow parents and young people to act as champions and to participate in various opportunities, projects and services. Everyone has their own story and individual reasons for getting involved, but they, like us, are committed to improving mental healthcare for children and families. We would like to say a genuine ‘thank you’ to all our volunteers.

Do you want to become a Parent Champion at the Centre?

Our Parent Champions support us to ensure the views and experiences of parents and carers help shape how we deliver our mental health services. We’re always on the lookout for mums and dads who are passionate about mental health and are interested in contributing to our projects and services. If you are a parent and have experience of caring for a child with mental health difficulties, or perhaps have experienced mental health issues yourself, please contact our Parent Participation Officer, Myrvete Gashi, about becoming a Parent Champion. 

Find out more about Parent Champions and read what a Parent Champion had to say about her experience of volunteering for the Centre. 

Young Champions

Our team of Young Champions work with us to ensure that the views and experiences of young people help shape the work we do, covering topics such as clinical services, digital innovation, research and training.   

If you have experience of mental health issues and are interested in becoming a Young Champion, please get in touch with our Youth Participation Officer, Nicholas Morgan,

Find out more about our Young Champions and what our Young Champions have to say

Fundraise for us!

There are so many different ways to fundraise for the Centre and make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people across the UK. Whether it's a challenge event, or you're a school who wants to hold a bake sale or a workplace looking to nominate a charity of the year - we would love to hear from you!

Find out the different ways you can fundraise for us.