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

Leeds ACTS! Informatics report & network launch 10th Dec

Wednesday 10th Dec, 1-3 pm. Following the production of a report covering the work to date of the Leeds ACTS! Third Sector Informatics Project, we are now moving to launch an Informatics Network to support developments and drive innovations in the Third Sector. Join sector colleagues (including Volition) and academics from all three Universities in […]

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Children and Young People’s Voice Workshop

Voice and Influence of Children and Young People, Facilitators and Stall Holders Wanted, Monday 26 January 2015, 12 – 4pm, Leeds Civic Hall.  The  Children and Young People’s Voice, Influence & Change Group are working in partnership with VAL to plan a Voice and Influence of Children and Young People Network event on Monday 26 January. This […]

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Gypsy & Traveller communities health conference

Health on the margins – Commissioning to tackle health inequalities in Gypsy and Traveller communities. 26 February 2015, Central Birmingham. This conference explore ways that improved health and wellbeing outcomes, and reduction of costs associated with health inequality, can be secured via integrated and culturally sensitive commissioning and service provision based in effective local relationships. […]

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Care & Repair Memories and Reminiscence Survey

Care & Repair recently launched their Memory and Reminiscence Survey. They’ve had a great response so far and hope it continues right up to the deadline (January 31st 2015). The main aim of the survey is to raise awareness of dementia and reminiscence, particularly within BME groups, and to identify whether there is a need to […]

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Children & Young People MH Taskforce event 27 Nov & consultation

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce has been set up to look at how to improve children’s mental health services and will be considering some of the biggest challenges facing mental health provision for children and young people. Engaging with front line professionals is a key part of finding solutions. This event, organised […]

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Leeds Care Record – Have your say! Event, 25th November 2014

Leeds Care Record team wants to hear your views about what information about your mental health is okay to be included into this secure computer system.  During the event you will hear more about Leeds Care Record and have an opportunity to ask questions and share your opinion. Carriageworks, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, […]

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Big Potential Event, 4th December 2014

The next Big Potential event is on 4 December 2014 at St George’s Centre in Leeds.  Big Potential is a new £10m programme that helps voluntary, community and social enterprises find out if social investment is right for them and gets them started on the journey towards their first investment. The event offers a fantastic […]

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Vacancies for volunteers, Yorkshire Mediation Services

Yorkshire Mediation Services are looking for two enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to help with admin duties for one day per week in our office in Leeds. The office is open from Monday to Thursday between 10am and 5pm. Duties will be varied and, as well as general admin duties including updating our database and answering […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Receptionist/ Administrator, Community Links

Fixed Term – 6 months,  37 hours per week,  £16,998 – £19,317 per annum,  Leeds,  Ref: P64,  Community Links are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team on a temporary basis. As the first point of contact for all visitors and callers, you’ll deal with queries, take messages and make sure everyone receives […]

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Vacancy: Mental Health Housing Support Worker (Service User Involvement), Community Links

£19,317- £21,734 per annum, 37 hours per week, Leeds, Ref: P63, If you want to work for a pioneering organisation these exciting opportunity are just for you. Community Links are seeking a highly motivated individual to join their well-established Mental Health Housing Support and Recovery Service. The successful candidate will have proven experience of supporting […]

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