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Volunteers are integral to our work at MQ, increasing our reach beyond our staff numbers and London location. We work closely with these committed individuals who share their mental health experience with us and the public, fundraise for us and connect us to new potential supporters. Below are some of the ways you can get involved and a bit more about the people who so kindly give us their time and expertise.

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The MQ Ambassadors programme is a truly unique and open network where members drive their own agendas in line with the charity’s wider aims. This is an entirely flexible voluntary opportunity designed to fit around your existing commitments. We currently have a growing network of over 120 MQ Ambassadors, who represent the charity all around the country.

Our Ambassadors are free to choose their preferred ways to support us and how much time they can give; over the last year they have been hard at work speaking publicly on our behalf, introducing MQ far and wide to their networks and championing our research on social media. Activities might include fundraising or awareness-raising initiatives but will crucially always seek to expand MQ’s reach and access to avenues of support wherever possible. Twice a year we connect this diverse community for an evening of conviviality, sharing stories and hearing engaging talks from MQ’s researchers.

Development Partners

Our Development Partners play a central role in MQ’s progress by committing independently to raise funds on an annual basis and broaden the charity’s high-level network. We ask our Development Partners to raise £10,000 a year through any combination of personal donations, introductions to potential supporters, events and taking on fundraising challenges. Our current Development Partners include:

  • David Roach, Founder of David Roach Consulting Ltd
  • Emma Rylance, Head of Business Development – Charities at Bequeathed
  • Rob Stephenson, Founder of InsideOut and MindCycle Events
  • Arden Tomison, Founder of Thalamos
  • John and Susan Wilkes, Emeritus Professor, University College London and Emerita Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford 
  • Charlotte Wiseman, Founder of Step-Inside

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