Volition workshop about welfare reform and mental health

Volition workshop about welfare reform and mental health

Tuesday 20th May, 10 am – 12 noon    at Leeds Church Institute, 20 New Market Street, LS1 6DG. An opportunity for Volition members and local third sector organisations to ...

New service for LGB women at Women’s Counselling & Therapy

Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service are now accepting referrals from lesbian, bisexual and gay (lgb) women who are interested in joining a new therapy group which will start in August ...

Mental Health Awareness Week 12-18 May

This campaign is coordinated by the Mental Health Foundation. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety, one of the leading causes of mental ill-health in the ...

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.

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Healthwatch Leeds board appointed

Ten new appointments to the board of Healthwatch Leeds will give the city’s residents an increasingly powerful voice about local health and social care services. Together with chair Linn Phipps, the 10 new board members of the health & social care watchdog, will drive forward a strategy to increase information and support to members of [...]

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Introduction to catering skills, Hollybush

Learn basic cooking skills using seasonal vegetables and more! Join TCV (the conservation volunteers) for this 4 week course in their Hollybush kitchen at Kirkstall. Learn new recipes from soups to cakes, learn about costings, customer skills and achieve your Food Hygiene Certificate. This course is free if you’re on benefits, full cost is £46. [...]

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Tour de France Grand Depart engagement session for providers

The Tour de France, the world’s greatest cycle race is coming to Yorkshire. The race start, Stage 1 the ‘Grand Départ’ will commence outside Leeds Town Hall on the morning of Saturday 5th July 2014. The cyclists will make their way out of the city centre via Scott Hall, Moortown, Alwoodley, Harewood, Arthington, Pool in [...]

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European consultation on mHealth

European consultation on mHealth

The European Commission has launched a consultation on #mHealth or mobile health, asking for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices. How can mHealth help? Using mHealth is a triple win! mHealth services: put [...]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Training & Development Worker, Jigsaw Visitors Centre (HMP Leeds)

NJC Scale 6: £23,651 pro rata,    21 hours per week.     The Jigsaw Visitors Centre is an innovative project working with all communities associated with HM PrisonLeeds- prisoners, families of prisoners and their dependants, prison staff, and people in the local area. You will have at least 2 years experience in delivering training courses, [...]

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Vacancies: Debt and advice support (various), Better Leeds Communities

For information and to download application packs for all the following posts go to: www.betterleeds.org.uk/about-blc/vacancies Generalist Advice Supervisor  22.2 hours per week SCP 30 £25,727 p.a. pro-rata. Fixed term funding until 31st March 2015. Advice Service Volunteer Co-ordinator  14.8 hours per week SCP 24 £21,067 p.a. pro-rata. This role is to cover a minimum of [...]

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