The Collective Voice of User/Survivors from Racialised Groups:

‘Reigniting the Space’

The ‘Reigniting the Space’ project is looking for steering group members and researchers. Please click on the link for the role that interests you.

WANTED - STEERING GROUP members NORTH EAST and EAST OF ENGLAND

The ‘Reigniting the Space’ project aims to rebuild a national platform for the collective political voice and action of user/survivors from racialised groups through facilitating networking, information sharing and collaboration.

This is an independent project funded by Lankelly Chase and hosted by NSUN.

We are recruiting mental health service users and survivors from communities racialised as ‘BME’ who are involved in activities addressing intersecting issues around ‘race’, culture and mental health.

We are especially looking for people who will be able to represent local and regional issues and develop connections with other BME user-led work in their areas.

The Steering Group has nine positions, seven of which have been filled.

We are looking again for one person from each of the regions yet to be represented – the North East and the East of England.

The Steering Group will work closely with the project manager and the researchers who will undertake the mapping.

The Steering Group will have quarterly meetings. Meetings will be held in the regions where the mapping activities will take place.

Appointed members will be able to claim a fee of up to £200 plus travel and reasonable expenses for each day spent on the project.

How to apply

Please see attached Role Description for further details. To apply, please fill in the Application Form.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 07 January 2019

Interviews: 23, 24 and 25 January 2019

If you have any questions or require assistance with applying, please contact Dominic Makuvachuma at [email protected] or call on 07753 659 225.

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WANTED – People from BME communities with lived experience to join a team mapping BME user/survivor-led work

The ‘Reigniting the Space’ project aims to rebuild a national platform for the collective political voice and action of user/survivors from racialised groups through facilitating networking, information sharing and collaboration.

This is an independent project funded by Lankelly Chase and hosted by NSUN.

In preparation for rebuilding a national network, the project is mapping the work currently undertaken by user/survivors from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities.

In the first phase, the mapping will take place in two regions in England – London and East Midlands.

We are recruiting mental health service users and survivors from BME communities who are interested in research, and are invested in addressing intersecting issues around ‘race’, culture and mental health.

We are especially looking for people who will be able to reach out to local and regional user/survivors and their organisations, groups and activities in London and East Midlands and develop connections with BME user-led work in these areas.

We are looking for two researchers per region.

The mapping team will work closely with the project manager and the Steering Group to undertake the mapping, communicate regularly with the project manager, and attend quarterly meetings.

Appointed team members will be able to claim a fee of up to £300 plus reasonable travel and reasonable, previously arranged expenses for each day spent on the project.

How to apply

Please see the attached Job Description for further details. To apply, please fill in the Application Form.            

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 07 January 2019

Interviews: 23, 24 and 25 January 2019

If you have any questions, or require assistance with applying, please contact Dominic Makuvachuma at [email protected] or call on 07753 659 225.