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

Latest Volition newsletter available

The February edition of Volition newsletter is now available. You can find it on the Newsletter page, or download it here (pdf 1MB)

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What can the new European Structural and Investments Funds (ESIF) programme offer you?

The new European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programme is due to finally commence this summer and will offer third sector organisations opportunities to be involved in the delivery of projects and interventions. Organisations may also be able to benefit from support services that will be developed for small businesses. The Engage with ESIF! programme […]

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“Over the top”: LGBT*IQ History month event flyer

You might have seen our post about the “Over the top” event for  LGBT*IQ History Month earlier in January.  There is now a great flyer, so you can publicise the event too.  Click to download the flyer (pdf 465 KB). The “Over the top” event is open to all, and runs on Saturday 28th February, 11am – […]

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New Health and Care Voices Networking Event, Leeds

The next New Health and Care Voices event which will be held in Leeds on Thursday February 12th from 6pm till 9pm at Munro House, Leeds. Click here to book a ticket. This is a free event, but the organisers ask that you consider carefully whether you can attend before booking a place. These facilitated events […]

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Horizon Scan, January 2015

The latest monthly Employment & Learning Skills regional Horizon Scan (Word 1023 KB) from Leeds Mind is now available. Some highlights this month An abundance of surveys: Carer’s UK have one on ‘Caring & Isolation in the Workplace’ (see section 1.1); YoungMinds and YouthWatch are seeking the views of young people (11-25) in Leeds (1.3), as […]

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Dept of Health newsletter for voluntary sector, Jan 2015

The Department of Health’s Voluntary Sector Partnership Team produces a monthly newsletter for the voluntary sector. This is the latest edition of the newsletter (pdf 290 KB). Contents: Update from the Department of Health NHS England Update Public Health England News Consultations Other News Strategic Partner News and Events This issue includes: details of the […]

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Changes to Volunteering Opportunities at Hollybush

Big Lottery funding for the Garden Groups at Hollybush will be coming to an end on March 31st and TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) don’t yet have anything permanent to replace it;  however there will still be gardening to be done at Hollybush; currently they hope this will happen in a volunteer led format whilst TCV looks for […]

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Meditation Sessions at Feel Good Factor

Feel Good Factor’s meditation sessions will be restarting. There is a taster session on Thursday 29th January for anyone who wants to give it a try or ask any questions. The following week 5th February the weekly sessions will start.

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Mindful Employer Coordinator, Workplace Leeds/Leeds Mind

Workplace Leeds is a highly successful specialist employment and job retention service for individuals with mental health issues based in Leeds. It is also the ‘lead’ organisation in the city for Mindful Employer. Their mission: ‘Welcoming and enabling people with mental health issues to gain and retain employment, whilst challenging perceptions’. Key values that are important […]

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Vacancies: Mental Health Act Managers (voluntary), LYPFT

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is currently seeking to appoint additional Mental Health Act Managers (MHAMs), the role of which is to safeguard patients’ rights when detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 or placed on community treatment orders.  Under this detention/order, the patient can request a review from Trust Hospital Managers and it […]

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