Mental Health Session Facilitators

Mental Health Session Facilitators

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Social care / Counselling
  • Teaching / Education
  • Training


London, UB10 0XX
Remote opportunity, or mainly at home.
Travel limit? 20 miles


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
We ask session facilitators to commit a minimum of an 1.5 hour bi monthly to lead a group sessions

Our charity is dedicated to addressing the inequalities, discrimination and racism that black women face in the mental health sector in the UK. We are looking for facilitators to run free weekend sessions for black women across the UK

What will you be doing?

 This is a voluntary role and is designed to be flexible and, fit around your other commitments. We are looking for facilitators to help deliver sessions to black women, individuals, and organisations who are interested in learning more about black women’s mental health and other wellbeing models.  TMAF is looking for black women who are currently working/studying in the mental health and wellbeing sector with a specific interest in black women's mental health and wellbeing.

Role responsibilities:

  • Design and co-create sessions and seminars around themes concerning black women's mental health and wellbeing 
  • Facilitate in-person group sessions for a maximum of 30 participants
  • Participate in workshops designed to increase awareness of African/Caribbean wellbeing models and the issues surrounding black women’s mental health
  • Engage with all the black women who attend our sessions ensuring that the purpose is highlighted and fulfilled
  • Consult on resources for black women about their mental health and wellbeing
  • Other assigned duties


What are we looking for?

Person specification:

  • Qualified in mental health-related degree (i.e. clinical psychology, counselling, psychiatry, etc) 
  • Passionate and interested in black mental health advocacy
  • Experience in offering counselling, wellness coaching, therapy, and/or other mental health work
  • Some experience in facilitating group sessions or workshops
  • In-depth understanding and knowledge of how race and gender affect mental health issues.
  • Confident in leading group sessions on mental health-related topics 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

What difference will you make?

Session facilitators will help Thelma Matilda Alves Foundation to expand and provide group sessions which is one our key services. This means that we will be able to reach and help more black women by offering them a chance to learn more about their mental health. As well as, be given more time and opportunity to share their struggles in a confidential and empathetic setting.

What's in it for the volunteer?

An opportunity to be a part of a new charity and make a positive impact on the mental health of black women in England. You will be leading sessions with black women from all age groups, backgrounds and from across the country.  Additionally, you will be able to develop and run racially aware sessions that can be used in the future to start businesses or share with large corporations.

Before you apply

Please send us your CV and a short statement about why you want to volunteer with us.

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Counselling / advice
  • Mental health
  • Women
  • Advance

    The education for the public benefit among mental health practitioners and women of African/Caribbean descent who have an interest in mental health, by: