Working with the mental health voluntary sector in Leeds

Volition - an alliance of voluntary sector organisations that either provide mental health services for or work with people who have mental health needs.

Volition promotes the contribution of the voluntary sector in strategic planning and development of services, encourages partnership between agencies and across sectors and provides information to voluntary sector organisations to assist them in meeting the mental health needs of people using their services.

Volition has over ninety members from all areas of the mental health voluntary sector providing services to people in Leeds.

Latest News

HealthAmaze grants

People’s Health Trust has opened Active Communities grant called HealthAmaze – for Leeds and Wakefield. Local groups and organisations with great ideas to improve their communities are invited to apply. The deadline for applications is 1pm on Wednesday 15 July 2015. Find out more – To apply – To discuss your idea please […]

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Mental health and human rights learning event, 16th July

Do you work in mental health or mental capacity for a third sector organisation? Would you like to learn more about human rights and how they could be used to help improve client advocacy and services? BHA, NSUN and BIHR are pleased to invite you to attend a learning event on 16 July about human […]

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Leeds Involving People workshops

Leeds Involving People (LIP) would like your to help in improving their profile, by attending an exciting ‘Cafe Workshop’ The Board have been very busy recently looking at what we can do to improve the profile of the charity among its service users and commissioners. A number of suggestions were discussed at the Board meeting […]

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Is NHS Standard Contract a barrier to commissioning VCSE organisations?

Regional Voices is carrying out a national survey to gather evidence on whether the NHS Standard Contract is proving to be a barrier to VCSE (voluntary, community & social enterprise) organisations having services commissioned by the NHS. NHS England’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, committed to exploring a shorter version of the NHS Standard Contract for low-value contracts, […]

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Training for employers using personal budgets and for PAs

Leeds Centre for Integrated Living has organised a series of training events for people who use a direct payment / personal budget / are self funded, along with training for people working as personal assistants. The full programme is available to download here (pdf 300KB). It includes: Employment Law Workshops Being a Better Manager Employer […]

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If you’re not happy… complain

The Student Leeds Safeguarding Children Board have designed posters for organisations to use, to encourage children and young people to speak up if they’re not happy about a service. The Student LSCB are a group of young people who have volunteered to provide a young person’s voice to the work of the Leeds Safeguarding Children Board. The […]

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WY-FI Training to Professionals Programme

West Yorkshire Finding Independence (WY-FI) have launched a training programme. The courses have been designed to improve the skills and knowledge of professionals working with people experiencing multiple needs. These courses are: Advocating for People with Multiple Needs Understanding Multiple Needs in Male Prison Leavers Understanding Multiple Needs in Women Understanding Multiple Needs in BME […]

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Choice Making Pathways in Social Care and Support: research project

This University of Leeds research project is interested in how people who need care and support to live their lives get information about the options available to them. The aims are to: Establish whether information about care and support options is clear and accessible Establish whether people are able to find care and support options that […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Recovery worker/Peer Support worker, The Recovery Centre

Recovery Worker/Peer Support worker – Band 3.    37.5 hr/week    £16,271 to £19,268 pa.    Closing date:  8/7/15.    The Recovery Centre is an exciting new service that provides rehabilitation and recovery to adults with mental health diagnosis within Leeds.   The service has been designed as a multidisciplinary and multi-agency team, made up of staff […]

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Vacancies: 3 posts at WorkPlace Leeds (Leeds Mind)

WorkPlace Leeds is a highly successful and innovative specialist employment and job retention service for individuals with mental health difficulties, based in Leeds. They have 3 positions available:   Mental Health Employment Specialists – 1 x 18.5 hrs post until 31st March 2017.   This role involves supporting clients on a 1:1 basis, with mental […]

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