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Getting involved is when service users, their friends and relatives, carers and local people play an active part in the work of AWP.

There are many ways that you can get involved.

Become an 'Involvee'

We have a dedicated team who support service users and carers to become involved in all aspects of the Trust's work, in whichever way suits them.

You can get involved in:

  • Staff training and induction
  • Recruiting new staff
  • Reviewing services and providing feedback
  • Chairing and taking part in Trust groups or meetings
  • Coming to Trust conferences and events
  • Organising events
  • Mental health research 
  • Taking part in projects or task groups

Click here to find out more about becoming an Involvee in AWP. 

Getting involved in primary care talking therapy services (IAPT services)

If you are interested in volunteering or becoming an involvee with  IAPT services in B&NES, North Somerset, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bristol or South Gloucestershire please contact each service directly via their local website.


You can support people who have experienced mental health issues to get their lives back on track through a variety of volunteering opportunities around the Trust. Activities that volunteers can take part in include:


  • Arts and crafts
  • Chaplaincy
  • Fundraising 
  • Gardening
  • Music (piano, key board, guitar, drums)
  • Reading to service users
  • Social activities on wards
  • Exercise groups

If you have any specific skills that you would like to use as a volunteer then please let us know.

Please note volunteers must be 17 or over. It normally takes around 6-8 weeks to complete the volunteer clearance and induction process and we expect at least a six month commitment of 1 - 2 hours per week from a volunteer.

Click here to find out more about volunteering in AWP

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