We’re recruiting: volunteers

Light Sheffield is a peer-support charity that supports mums with postnatal depression and other mental illness around childbirth.  This is a great opportunity to join our team of dedicated volunteers.

Approximately one thousand women in Sheffield suffer from depression or anxiety relating to childbirth every year.

Could you use your own experience of postnatal depression or anxiety to offer much needed peer support to these mums and their families?

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Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help facilitate a peer support group in Sheffield, Rotherham or Doncaster, or be a ‘buddy’ for a family, and make a difference?

If so we’d love to hear from you – please contact Ellie or Josanne on [email protected] or call us 0114 438 8962



We’re recruiting: Peer Support & Volunteer Co-ordinator

Light are recruiting a part time Peer Support & Volunteer Co-ordinator to cover Sheffield.

This role will involve recruiting, co-ordinating and managing volunteers.  The post holder will also facilitate peer support groups, drop ins and service user forums on behalf of Light.  The post holder will work with the local community and Perinatal Services to facilitate service user engagement and involvement with Light Groups and 1:1 Peer Support.  The postholder will contribute to monitoring and feedback of the work.

Light is a charity working to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of mums and their families in South Yorkshire during pregnancy, birth and afterwards and welcome applications from individuals with lived experience.

Weekly hours:  20

Salary:  £18525 (£9880 pro rata)

Closing date: Thursday 10th October 2019

An application pack for this vacancy is attached.

Job description


Come along to our next ‘men-tale-health drop-in’ session 4th September

Next Wednesday – Men-tale health drop-in session:

– For any Dad who is struggling, or who would like help in supporting their partner
– Chat with Light volunteer Ian, to share in experiences and battles that you are facing or have overcome
– Wednesday 26th June, 4-5pm
– @ Light, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, S2 3QE
– Because Dads matter, and sometimes we all need a safe space to talk with others who get it
Drop us an email to contact [email protected] so we have an idea of numbers

#paternalmentalhealthmatters #itsoktotalk

Calling all Light supporters!

Anybody up for having fun and raising money for Light charity!?

Some of our lovely supporters are signing-up to the wonderful Asda Foundation: Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, Sheffield 10K on 22 September 2019 [some are coming in fancy dress too!]

Anybody fancy running with, or for Light?

If you’ve taken part before you’ll already know what a great atmosphere and experience the run is!

It’s truly lots of fun and inspirational! ❤️

If you are interested please contact us: [email protected]

Further information, fitness tips and details of free training sessions:

New Group: Busy Bumps!

We’re trialling a new activity group over the summer!

Pop along to Knowle House and try out quilting, mindful colouring plus other relaxing activities!

Further information below!

Birthday Celebrations!

A MASSIVE BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came to celebrate Light’s 9th birthday with us!

We had a great time reminiscing, eating cake, quilting and chatting!

Thank you to all of you who gave us your suggestions and feedback – it’s very much appreciated! ❤️

If anybody else would like to give us any feedback please email us: [email protected]

Here are some photos from the day!

Newsflash… Chancet Wood Group is moving!

Newsflash… From Monday 15th July our Chancet Wood Group is moving to a new home… we’ll be heading down the road to Lowedges Community Centre on Gresley Road, S8 7HL. More details and directions to follow soon.

Everything else will remain the same! Mondays 1-3pm with plenty of tea, biscuits, chat and support.

Service User Forum!

Come along to our Service User Forum next week!

Our next Service User Forum will take place at the Bentley Family Hub Doncaster.

Drop in with your children on Thursday 16th May between 1pm and 3pm to find out about us and have your say in the support we offer to families.

We will bring the tea, cake, activities and friendly faces – see you there!

Please let us know if you would like to come by dropping us an email at: [email protected]

We hope to see you there!