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

‘Off to the Caf.’ – Conversations about Gender and Mental Health in the Community

Leeds Beckett University is working with partners Volition, Leeds York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Yorkshire Trans* Support Network and Action 4 Trans* Health on an event designed to promote conversation about the role gender plays in experiences of mental health and wellbeing.  The event taking place at Leeds City Museum across the afternoon of 11th […]

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Volition social media surgery

Tuesday 18th August 4.30 – 6.30 pm. Do you want to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media at work?      Or are you already using it and have a problem that you need advice on solving?     If so, come along to a social media surgery for third sector workers.  Drop in for […]

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Hidden Memories Cafe, New Wortley

A community cafe which welcomes people with memory problems, friends and family. Thursday 6th August, 1-3 pm. Hawthorn Mill Sheltered Housing, Cobden Road, New Wortley LS12 5HQ. Tel 0113 2311561.

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Ruth for Women hosts free event

Active Advocates for the Movement for Ostracising Domestic Violence Out of Society and Fighting Against FGM Free event addressing address domestic violence and FGM in BME and migrant communities. Services and community members are invited to attend. Thursday 13th August 2015, from 10am – 3pm. Venue: Ramgarhia Sports Centre, 8-10 Chapeltown Rd, Leeds LS7 3AP. Lunch […]

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Leeds Innovation Fund

The Leeds Innovation Fund is a strategic grants programme funded by Leeds City Council and managed by the Leeds Community Foundation.  The focus of the Fund is to support innovation and new ways of working that deliver services that have an impact on the lives of local citizens.  One of the priorities for the fund […]

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Women’s Self Injury Helpline – Now Open Thursday Evenings from 30th July 2015

WOMEN’S SELF INJURY HELPLINE NOW OPEN ON THURSDAY EVENINGS Self Injury Support’s UK-wide Women’s Self Injury Helpline which is now open: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 7-10pm and Thursday 3-6pm. This is an anonymous, non-judgemental listening and signposting service. Further information (pdf, 185KB) MONTHLY EBULLETIN FOCUSING ON GOOD PRACTICE AND INNOVATION They also run a monthly ebulletin […]

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Shantona Health Activities

Please find information for Shantona Health Activities for August here (pdf, 208KB)

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Leeds Funding Fair, Community Matters (Yorkshire) – 28th September 2015

The fair provides opportunities for Leeds based voluntary community groups and social enterprises to meet face to face with funders and seek advice and guidance on how to produce better and more competitive applications. You will be able to find out about their priorities and how your project might fit with them. Get advice and […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Project Manager – Dementia Action Alliances (Yorkshire and Humber)

Closing Date: 20 Aug 2015. Salary: £30,400 actual per annum. Hours: 35 per week. Contract type: Permanent. Interview date: 21 September 2015. Location is flexible – to be based in one of Alzheimer’s Society’s offices in Yorkshire and Humber. Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families […]

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Vacancy: Administrator, St Anne’s Community Services

Part time, 15 hours per week across 3 days (5 hours per day). £15,000 pro rata. Ref AD/005. Based at St Anne’s Head Office in Leeds. For information and to apply online, go to      

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