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.

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Out in Leeds

A new monthly social group for older (50+) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* people. Next meeting: Thursday 20th November 2pm at Age UK Leeds, Bradbury Building, Mark Lane, Leeds Monthly social meet ups Get involved in activities Find out about other LGB&T* projects, services and events. For more information please contact Sarah on 0113 3893007, […]

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Help for Victims website & directory

A website dedicated to victims and witnesses of crime has been launched by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.  The Help for Victims website has been created by the Police National Legal Database (PNLD) with the support of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) West Yorkshire and in collaboration with Yorkshire and […]

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Meet the mental health 3rd sector events, Nov

An invitation for mental health workers in the council and NHS in Leeds to meet the mental health third sector at a “mini marketplace” event in November. Tuesday 18th November, 11-3pm Lovell Park Hub, Wintoun Street (off North Street near Sheepscar intersection), Leeds LS7 1DA Thursday 20th November, 11-3pm Stocks Hill Hub, Chapel Lane, Armley, […]

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PEP: West Leeds Patient Empowerment Project

This is a new free social prescribing service for the West Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group area to help people take control of their health and wellbeing. It opens up a world of possibilities for people to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing. The project will support people to access groups, services and resources to […]

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Black History Month Celebrations 2014

Everyone is welcome to join Equality Leeds to celebrate Black History Month 2014 with the theme “Back in the Day,” with a fusion of dance, music, poetry performance, carnival costumes and much more! Booking is not necessary. Friday 31st October 2014 10am to 1pm Leeds Civic Hall, Banqueting Suite, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1  1UR  

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Lunchtime seminar: Dementia, 6th Nov

The next Public Health Resource Centre lunchtime seminar will be held on Thursday, 6 November 2014, between 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m., and will focus on Dementia. The session will cover: A better understanding of dementia The role of dementia friendly A community approach The seminar will be presented by Peter Ruickbie – Alzheimer’s Society, […]

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Self-harm & eating disorder signposting resource

A new resource has been launched in Leeds, bringing together details of the specialist support agencies locally, for those encountering self-harm and eating disorders. The services highlighted include those offering support in a crisis, and those offering local support for those caring for someone who is self-harming or someone who has an eating disorder. The […]

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Opportunity to be part of Hospital to Home (H2H)

H2H is an exciting new partnership service, supporting older people to avoid unplanned admissions and facilitate discharges home from hospital this winter. The service is extending the support available to older people into the evenings, over the weekends and on bank holidays. Age UK Leeds, together with the British Red Cross, Black Health Initiative, Garforth […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Advocacy Coordinator, SARSVL

SARSVL (Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds) was developed entirely by volunteers and has provided a specialist telephone helpline service since April 2010.  After SARSVL secured a grant towards further development from the Ministry of Justice they moved into their own premises in 2012 and recruited members of staff for the first time.  They […]

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Vacancy: Mental Health Trainer, Community Links

£21,734 – £23,945, 18.5 hours per week (Monday – Wednesday), Leeds based, with travel across Yorkshire and the Humber. Ref: P58 Do you want to join an innovative and client focused mental health organisation? Community Links Training is a leading provider of quality mental health training in Leeds and surrounding areas, offering a range of […]

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