IAG Croydon Independent Advisory Group
The Croydon IAG consist of members of the public who meet up to advise and offer ideas on a range of different mental health projects and issues to improve the experiences of Black people in the community.
Croydon Independent Advisory Group (Croydon IAG)
The Croydon Independent Advisory Group consists of members of the public that can advise, support, and share ideas and issues about mental health in the community.
The current central focus of the group is to improve the experiences of black people in the Croydon community that relates to mental health.
We are currently working on different mental health projects that is in partnership with South London and Maudsley Hospital (SLaM) and in the future intends to work with various mental health organisations to make changes.
Croydon IAG recruitment
As a member of the Croydon IAG, you will have the benefits of:
- Increased skill set: Training will be provided that can improve interpersonal skills, handling difficult situations, understanding people and their different perspectives.
- Gaining employment: Such skills can be a tool in gaining employment. Several volunteers have reported that their experience helped them obtain employment. In joining the IAG, if any paid opportunities come up in the mental health projects, you’ll be the first to know!
- Building relationships: An inevitable degree of relationship building, and networking opportunities occurs while volunteering.
- Try something new: We all learn and grow from tackling new challenges, and volunteering offers a break from our routine.
- Make an Impact: Volunteering can be a way to get involved with something they’re passionate about and make an impact in a way they’ve always wanted to but never knew how.
- Reasonable expenses covered: such as travel, vouchers for participating in focus groups
We are looking for people who are:
- Passionate about mental health for black people
- A drive to make a positive change
- Willingness to support others
- Work as part of a team
We would like you to:
- Attend monthly community meetings
- Attend relevant training
- Time commitment: 1 – 5 hours per month
- Work in partnership with the current chair, members of the IAG and project coordinator
- Spread awareness of the IAG and mental health projects
If you are interested, we are looking for members to fulfil the following voluntary roles:
We are looking for a fundraiser who has experience with applying for funding. As the fundraiser you will have an overview of the mental health projects to work with the chairs, to advise which funding will support the vision of the independent advisory group and assist in managing the budget.
We are looking for a secretary who has experience in taking minutes at community meetings. You will assist the project coordinator with mailing communications to the members and support with organisation of the IAG.
We are looking for a communications officer who has experience in marketing and promoting on social media such as: Instagram, Twitter, TikTok etc… someone who is creative and reach wide audiences.
We are looking for a members to join the Croydon Independent advisory group. As a member you are an integral part of developing the mental health projects as your feedback about the experiences in the community will be considered to help improve healthcare services for black people. We are seeking people who are confident to give their perspective on the changes they would like to see in the community.