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

Dept of Health newsletter for the voluntary sector, Nov 2014

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 300 KB). Contents: 1. Update from the Department of Health 2. NHS England Update 3. Public Health England News 4. Consultations 5. Wider-Government News 6. Other News 7. Strategic Partner News and Events. Through […]

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Key Fund Investment roundtable 10th Dec

Wednesday 10th Dec, 2-5pm. at Ebor Court, Skinner st LS1. This event with Key Fund, organised by Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber, is centred around Key Fund’s loan offer. Maybe you’re working in a charity and have a brilliant idea to create a trading arm to generate new income. Or you’re an established community-based organisation that […]

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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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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: BME Substance Misuse Family Worker (sessional), Carers Leeds

Carers Leeds are looking for a dynamic and experienced person to promote their work with people affected by a loved one’s drug and/or alcohol use in BME communities in Leeds. One year fixed term contract – 7 hours per week, £14 per hour. Days negotiable. Employment will be on a freelance/ self- employed basis; the […]

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Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer, Yorkshire Mediation Services

4 days per week, circa £35,000 per annum pro rata.  Based Leeds.    An exciting opportunity is available for an ambitious and innovative individual to lead Yorkshire Mediation Services through the next phase of its development. YMS provides services to resolve conflict in the local community in Yorkshire. They do this through mediation and training to provide […]

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