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Session Support Assistant (Mental Health & fitness)

Batley Sporting Charitable Trust works in partnership with Batley Bulldogs RLFC, the type of work we do in the community is not just limited to rugby but all kinds of sport and other activities, we also run sessions and have partnerships with other community groups and some of our work includes:

  • PE sessions, lunchtime and after schools clubs
  • Mission Active
  • Holiday Clubs
  • Community events & projects
  • Community Gym
  • Walking Rugby

Our aims & Objectives are:


  • Enhance the local community and surrounding areas
    Achieve a common vision with local residents, community leaders and community groups
    Encourage a sense of belonging and raise pride in locality
    Engage with community members to develop positive relationships


  • To create a safe and neutral discussion space accessible to all
    To bring people together from all ages and backgrounds to work together on community led projects
    To improve tolerance and raise awareness of others from all backgrounds
    To use sport to promote health & wellbeing for all

Checkout our website for more info!

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Session Support Assistant (Mental Health & fitness)
  • About the Volunteer Role

    We are starting a new project supporting men with mental health, with the aim to reduce escalation of mental health problems into something more serious. The project aims to act as a support network but also at improving fitness which in turn improves mental health.

    We are planning to run weekly walking, cycling and scooting sessions and are looking for Sessional Support Volunteers to support the Session Leaders. We would be particularly interested in hearing from any men who have experience of or training in mental health issues. Prior experience is not essential, as training will be provided if necessary before the project start date, which will be mid February.

    As this activity involves volunteering out in the community it is not currently suitable for anyone with an underlying health condition or for anyone who has been requested to isolate.  We will be following the latest government guidance which currently allows formal support groups to meet with limited numbers and in covid secure settings. The groups will run in the Batley, Chickenley and Thornhill areas.

  • Role
  • When you can volunteer
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
    Sport / Physical Activity, Befriending/Support/Care, mental health support
  • Special Requirements
    DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)
Opportunities Location

Batley and Spen

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