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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.


UPDATE 01/04/20

We need you!


Do you want to help the NHS during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak?


We're looking for volunteers to help us with a number of roles over the coming weeks.


In order to help us continue to deliver essential services we're looking for people to help with cleaning, basic administration duties and activities.


We provide inpatient, community and specialist services in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, covering an area of approximately 2,200 square miles.


We need people to help in all of these areas.


We support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and you could play your part in supporting this vital work, through volunteering. 

If you're interested and want to help, please register your interest by emailing awp.volunteering@nhs.net

To read the volunteer role description click here


Volunteers play a unique and valuable role in the services we provide. Their time, commitment, dedication, and skills are valued both by us and by the people they give their time to.

People volunteer for a variety of reasons, with the main reason being that volunteers simply enjoy helping others. Volunteering can help people build confidence and self-esteem, and meet new people.

We place a high value on our volunteers and are currently developing new ways in which we can support this work and offer more meaningful opportunities within the Trust.

Unfortunately, we cannot process applications from people wishing to volunteer for study or work related assessment, observation or experience.

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