Meet Louise Hallett
Louise Hallett

Meet Louise Hallett

Meet Louise Hallett For the final day of #volunteersweek, we spoke to our founder, Louise Hallett. Find out about her experiences setting up Hammersley Homes in this video:https://www.linkedin.com/.../hammersley-homes_charity... #volunteer #charity #donate #volunteering #giveback #fundraising #supportedhousing #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #schizophrenia #psychosis Our People

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Meet Gaia Giampietro
Gaia Giampietro

Meet Gaia Giampietro

Meet Gaia Giampietro For Day 6 of Volunteers’ Week, we spoke to volunteer Gaia Giampietro. What does your role involve? I am a researcher, specifically looking at the issue of mental illness and prisons. My role involves collecting relevant statistics, arranging and attending interviews with subject experts, and producing reports to support funding applications, as well as marketing purposes. At the moment, I am collecting data through a questionnaire which investigates how probation services deal with prisoners' mental health.  Why did you decide to volunteer? Due to my professional interest in Forensic Psychology, combined with my lived experience of mental health issues, I wanted to volunteer for a charity striving to make a difference in these fields: Hammersley Homes was the perfect choice.  How did you find out about Hammersley Homes? I was looking at volunteering opportunities on the Do-It website [https://doit.life], and I (fortunately) stumbled upon Hammersley Homes.  Do you have any advice for volunteers trying to balance volunteering with other commitments? Try to carve out some hours out of every week for volunteering work, and always remind yourself that it is for an extremely important cause! Why not start your volunteering journey on https://doit.life? Happy #volunteersweek! #volunteer #charity #donate #volunteering #giveback #fundraising #supportedhousing #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #schizophrenia #psychosis Our People

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Meet Zanell Neethling
Zanell Neethling

Meet Zanell Neethling

Meet Zanell Neethling It’s Day 5 of Volunteers’ Week, and today we spoke to volunteer Zanell Neethling, who writes for our blog and newsletter. Zanell is diagnosed with high-functioning paranoid schizophrenia.She runs PsyCope 'Coping with Psychosis', a support site for coping with psychosis.Zanell is also setting up a peer support group for young adults who hear voices, Voices Unique (https://voices-unique.yolasite.com). We’re proud to have her on our team – happy #volunteersweek! #volunteer #charity #donate #volunteering #giveback #fundraising #supportedhousing #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #schizophrenia #psychosis Our People

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Meet Emma Smith
Emma Smith

Meet Emma Smith

Meet Emma Smith For Day 4 of Volunteers' Week, we've interviewed Emma Smith, who helps HH apply for funding grants from trusts and foundations. Happy #volunteersweek! Where did you come across Hammersley Homes?Emma: Louise [our founder] found my CV on the Reach volunteering website and contacted me. Because of my previous work experience in a field related to mental health I thought this was a great opportunity to combine my skills and knowledge. What advice would you give to anyone just starting to volunteer?Emma: Have a good think about which causes you are most passionate about. There are such a wide variety of charities out there it will help narrow your search and it really helps if you can be involved in something that you are passionate about. #volunteer #charity #donate #volunteering #giveback #fundraising #supportedhousing #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #schizophrenia #psychosis Our People

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Meet Molly Wells
Molly Wells

Meet Molly Wells

Meet Molly Wells For Day 3 of Volunteers' Week, we've talked to volunteer Molly Wells. Find out what she does and why she chose Hammersley Homes in this video.https://www.linkedin.com/.../hammersley-homes...Happy #VolunteersWeek! #volunteersweek2021 #supportedhousing #charity #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #donate #volunteering #volunteers Our People

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Meet Katherine Cook
Katherine Cook

Meet Katherine Cook

Meet Katherine Cook Katherine has been volunteering with Hammersley Homes since November 2020, helping us with our social media pages. To her and to all our volunteers – thank you! What do you do at Hammersley Homes?I’ve been volunteering with Hammersley Homes since November 2020 and I’ve been helping with their social media. I’ve been tagging and liking other posts to try and spread the word about Hammersley Homes. I’ve also been creating and posting relevant stories and campaigns such as The Big Give just before Christmas. Why did you choose to volunteer here?I really believe that change needs to happen around mental health and mental illness, and I think the mission of Hammersley Homes to provide a long-term solution and a home for vulnerable individuals is very needed. What’s your favourite thing about volunteering?I really enjoy volunteering because it is a great way to meet and work with different people, and at the same time to make a real difference to people’s lives. Meet all our volunteers at https://hammersleyhomes.org/our-people/. Our People

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