Young Minds need a Social Media Officer

Young Minds is now recruiting for a talented Social Media Officer to be responsible for running our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube channels, creating impactful and engaging content, and delivering digital campaigns that really make a difference.

 

Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 29 June.

Interviews will be held at YoungMinds’ office in London on Friday 06 July.

 

Find out more and how to apply here.

The Wellbeing Co. is recruiting steering group members

The Wellbeing Co. 

Closing date: Friday 06 July

The Wellbeing Co. is a voluntary sector wellbeing organization based in North Enfield, London. They promote positive mental health and wellbeing in a warm and friendly community based setting with experienced clinicians, volunteers and individuals with lived experience. They offer a wide range of groups, courses and 1:1 therapy for people with emerging and common mental health issues (stress, depression) and for people with more severe and enduring mental health conditions.

 

The Wellbeing Co. is looking for members to join its Steering Group to provide guidance, advice and support to develop this new grass roots mental health and wellbeing service in Enfield. Applicants must have:

  • Personal experience of mental distress and/or of using mental health services
  • Good team player
  • Passion to make a difference and to think big

To apply, please send a one page personal statement stating why you wish to apply. Or to request more information, please contact Abby on 020 8804 or 07506 793101, or email [email protected].

Several opportunities with Mind

Mind's Network and Communities project has over 15 job offers: Network Growth Leads, Children and Young People's Programme Team Assistant, Network Engagement Officer and many more.

 

The posts are sometimes based in London, sometimes in Wales.

To view the vacancies and apply, please visit this page.

 

Mind is also looking for advisors with relevant personal experience to form an advisory group for the Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme.

 

Closing date for applications: 09am on 02 July
Interviews: 09 or 10 July 
Fee: £100 per meeting plus reasonable travel and subsistence costs
Time commitment:  A two hour meeting quarterly from 20 July 18 until November 2019 plus preparation time.
Meeting venue: Central London

 

For more information and to apply to the advisory group, please visit this page

Wanted: members for steering group

The Collective Voice of User/Survivors from Racialised Groups:‘Reigniting the Space’

We are currently recruiting members for a Steering Group to oversee, advise and support the development of a national network of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) mental health service users and survivors.

The project, funded by Lankelly Chase, aims to bring together BME user/survivors and their groups to create a forum for collective political voice and action through facilitating networking, information sharing and collaboration.

A key initial activity of the project is to map the current field of BME user/survivor-led work in England.

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 and we hope to recruit one person from each of the regions in 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.

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

Mental Health Matters projects needs volunteers

Gateshead out of Hours service provides opportunities for people to have somewhere to go out of normal service delivery hours to meet other people, participate in interesting and fun activities and receive support and general advice.

The Gateshead out of Hours service needs a volunteer admin, cook and activities support.

For more information please download this document, provided by the project

Leeds Survivor-led Crisis Service (LSLCS) needs new Expert Advisors

Are you a current user of any LSLCS services?

Could you attend our bi-monthly board meetings for 2hrs on a Monday afternoon for 12 months?

The Board of Trustees of Leeds Survivor Led Crisis is looking for 2 Visitors or Callers who would be prepared to attend Board meetings for 12 months, to act as an expert advisor, as someone who currently uses our services.

For more information and how to apply, please click here.

Demand government fixes broken disability assessment process

An influential committee of MPs has now called on the Government to make urgent changes to improve Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP) assessments to restore confidence in the system.

The committee is calling for face-to-face assessments to be recorded and individuals to be given a copy of their assessors’ report.

We have heard time and again about the damage that assessments for ESA and PIP inflict on people with mental health problems.

Rethink are calling upon people to email Sarah Newton MP, to demand the Government fixes the broken assessment process.

You can take action using the online form set up by Rethink here

Londoners, it's Time to Thrive!

Thrive London has just launched a new project called Time to Thrive. The project is about understanding how the discrimination Londoners face due to their identity affects their mental health and wellbeing.

At this stage, Thrive London is inviting Londoners from all walks of life to share their stories. Thrive London hopes to receive hundreds of stories covering wellbeing, physical and mental health and individuality.

If you would like to get involved in this project, you can register your interest.

Share your coping strategies with the Guardian

Tell the Guardian how you helped yourself overcome the challenges in your life.

Whether you have experienced trauma or loss the Guardian would like to hear about the coping mechanisms you developed to help you through.

You can read more about this and use the online form to respond here

Take part in study into new talking therapy for Bipolar Disorder or Cyclothymic Disorder (Cumbria)

The ThrIVe-B programme is a research study looking at a talking therapy for people who have Bipolar Disorder or Cyclothymic Disorder, and experience frequent mood swings. The programme is aimed at helping people to stabilise day-to-day mood and to manage stress.

Researchers plan to include 16 people from Cumbria in the study. Half of these people (decided at random) will receive their usual NHS care, whilst the other half will also attend the ThrIVe-B programme. This involves attending regular small group sessions in Carlisle as well as individual meetings with a qualified NHS therapist.
 
Everyone who takes part, whether or not they receive the therapy, will be asked to complete questionnaires and research interviews at several points over a 15 month period.

You will be able to claim expenses for traveling to research appointments.
To sign up or get more information, get in touch with Debbie Duncan at[email protected] or 01524 592291.

You can also visit the website for further information: http://psychology.exeter.ac.uk/thriveb/