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

Funding for peer support projects in Leeds & other areas

Does your organisation run activities where people with mental health problems support each other (peer support*)? Leeds is one of Mind’s 9 pilot areas along with Suffolk, Coventry and Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Lancashire, Southampton and New Forest, Devon, Teesside, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and London Borough of Westminster As part of the wider Peer Support programme, Mind […]

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Social & biographical approaches to voice hearing – a lived experience perspective

The Maastricht Interview: Social & Biographical approaches to voice hearing – a lived experience perspective -  28th & 29th July 2015 at Lancaster University and Voice Dialogue Workshop, Sheffield  - 10th & 11th June 2015 Synopsis: The traditional approach to working with voice hearers focuses upon inabilities and deficits, rather than individuals’ inherent ability to understand and cope with their voices […]

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Horizon Scan – April 2015

There’s much general election related activity – the National User & Survivor Network (NSUN) have published their election manifesto, calling for a ‘social revolution in mental health’ (see section 4.5 of the attached report). There’s also a Disabled People’s Manifesto, from disabled people’s organisations across the UK (4.6), and NIACE look at the main parties proposals for learning and skills […]

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New Training Programme – Feel Good Factor

New Training Programme from May 2015 from Feel Good Factor, click here (pdf, 280 KB). Includes safeguarding, emergency 1st aid, food safety, health & safety.

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Dementia Awareness Week 17-23 May

The Dementia Friendly Leeds Campaign works with people living with dementia and their families and carers. The campaign encourages local groups and organisations to join the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance, and support community projects to help neighbourhoods become more ‘dementia friendly’. Dementia Awareness Week 2015 takes place from 17-23 May. Dementia Friendly Leeds will produce a programme […]

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Suicide and Self Harm – Leeds Safeguarding Children Board Conference

Tickets now available.   Further information on LSCB website. Tuesday 23rd June 2015, 9:30am – 4.30pm with lunch provided. Leeds Becket University, Rose Bowl – Leeds City Centre, Portland Crescent Leeds LS1 3HB. An opportunity to explore: What we mean by self-harm and suicide Understand some of the reasons behind self-harm Recognise your role in prevention […]

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Report of Trial of Behavioural Interventions in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The COBID trial paper has been published online this week in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment . This study was supported by a relatively small amount of funding, but it was made possible by an enormous amount of good will and excellent team work. This study reflects on a successful collaboration between several universities […]

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Resources for budgeting in the community, launch event 21st May

Put the 21st May in your diary for the launch and collection of the new Financial Inclusion resource (pdf 220KB). The Small Changes, Big Savings resource pack is designed to assist frontline workers to deliver budgeting workshops to groups, or to work with individuals in the community. It contains session plans, hand-outs and activities. It has […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Project Administrator – Mental Health Framework, Leeds N CCG

Job Reference: 121-028 Employer: NHS Leeds North CCG Department: Non Recurrent Programme Location: Leeds Salary: £19,027 to £22,236 pa At NHS Leeds North CCG we have a well deserved reputation for innovation and excellence. We think that’s because we provide a caring, supportive and matrix style working environment for our people. Join our award-winning team, […]

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Vacancy: Project Manager, Community Based Mental Health Services, NHS Leeds North CCG

Job Reference: 121-027 Employer: NHS Leeds North CCG Department: Non Recurrent Programme Location: Leeds Salary: £39,632 to £47,559 pa At NHS Leeds North CCG we have a well deserved reputation for innovation and excellence. We think that’s because we provide a caring, supportive and matrix style working environment for our people. Join our award-winning team, […]

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