Welcome to our new Volunteer Manager!

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We are delighted to introduce Lauren Rainer to the My Black Dog pack!

Lauren supports the volunteers here at My Black Dog with the recruitment, onboarding, and retention of the volunteers. Having worked in the NHS, both in clinical and management roles, Lauren brings with her a wealth of experience.

Having supported the volunteers in my local NHS Trust, I have seen first-hand the effect that NHS waiting times and the pandemic has had on individual’s mental health. I’ve always had a passion for mental health, whether that’s providing a listening ear or being with someone on their darkest days, it;s always been important to me that people feel they have somewhere to turn. Finding My Black Dog achieves exactly that as the volunteers are here to support people at all stages of their mental health journey by talking to someone who really does get it. I consider it a real privilege to support the volunteers and make sure we are giving them the tools they need to support our service users. The My Black Dog pack are some of the most supportive people you will ever meet, and I’m thrilled to have joined the team to help support the volunteers.