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