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

Volunteering opportunities @ Yorkshire More

A new community initiative producing speciality locally sourced jams and chutneys, is looking for volunteers to join their production and sales teams.  ‘Yorkshire More’ is a social enterprise in North Leeds which gives employment and volunteering opportunities to people in the local community with mental health and learning difficulties. ‘Yorkshire More’ is service-user led from […]

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Touchstone’s employment awards

A message from Touchstone: Touchstone’s staff work hard at supporting the people who use our services, and they do a great job of it. Touchstone aims to work hard at supporting those staff, making sure that they find their working life rewarding and nourishing. It’s always great when other organisations recognise our work in this […]

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Horizon Scan: March 2015

Awards abound in this month’s round-up – Shipley carers charity Carers’ Resource has been awarded national Investing in Volunteers status (section 5.6 of the attached report); Leeds City Council was named ‘winner of winners’ at the annual Skills For Care awards (5.10), and Leeds mental health charity Community Links is listed 26th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Not-For-Profit companies to work for (5.13). […]

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NHS Mental Health Apps Library

NHS England has launched the first directory of NHS-endorsed digital mental health services. The Mental Health Apps Library features online tools, resources and apps that have a proven track record of effectiveness in improving mental health outcomes. It will be accessible through the NHS Choices platform, a website which gathers over 40 million visits per month, 9.7 […]

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Leeds Mind Group Therapy

Leeds Mind currently have spaces in their therapy group and welcome applications from any interested individuals. Group Therapy at Leeds Mind offers a confidential, safe and supportive space in which to explore emotional and relationship issues that are having an impact on your life. It is a place where you can find ways of responding […]

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Join Volition on a data dive 17-19 April

Volition will be one of three local third sector organisations taking part in a “data dive” over the weekend of 17th- 19th April. We will be looking at data about third sector organisations who provide mental health support to see what we can learn, for example, whether there are inequalities or gaps in support from the […]

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Community Health Educator’s Course

At Feel Good Factor, 53 Louis Street, LS7 4BP. 4 Day Course. Wednesdays – 22nd April, 29th April, 6th May ,13th May. 10.00am – 2.30pm. Learn about health with a community development approach. Develop the relevant skills  to deliver workshops and information stalls. Recognise resources and opportunities to improve health and wellbeing. Increase your skills, […]

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Advonet Unites Advocacy in Leeds

A message from the partners who make up Advonet: On April 1st  Advocacy Support, Leeds Advocacy and Advocacy for Mental Health & Dementia will merge with Advonet, a separate organisation which we previously co-managed as partners. Between April and September we will be consulting with people who use our services, staff and other stakeholders about […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Social Care Manager – Age UK Leeds

Age UK Leeds provides a range of services and products in the community, which have been specifically developed to meet the needs of older people.  They are now looking for a Manager for their Social Care Team. 35 Hours per week:  Salary NJC Scale SO1 Salary £25,440 As a Social Care Manager, you will be […]

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Vacancy: Support Worker Black and Minority Ethnic Communities, Touchstone

Hours – 37 per week. Salary – NJC Scale 5 -  £20,253 pa. Fixed Term Contract – Upto 31 March 2016. You will work as part of the Support Centre team to promote access to services for people with mental health needs from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.  Support workers will enable service users to […]

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