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

Volunteers needed at BHA Skyline

BHA Skyline supports people who are living with or affected by HIV. Volunteers are a vital part of their team. To find out more and to request an application form, please see link: or contact Jennifer at or 0113 244 9767. VOLUNTEER INDUCTION TRAINING will be taking place on the 24th, 27th, and […]

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Conference: How to improve mental health outcomes for LGB&T* people, 26 Mar, London

The RaRE Study Research Conference on the 26 March 2015 will present research aimed at understanding the risk and resilience factors of mental health issues that disproportionally affect LGB&T* people which are: Alcohol misuse among lesbian and bisexual women Body image issues among gay and bisexual men Suicide and self-harm among LGB&T youth. The conference […]

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World Autism Day 2nd April: Bigger & Better!

World Autism Day takes place this year on April 2nd 2015. To celebrate the day, a group of local services have come together to organise the event “Bigger and Better in Leeds” which will be held in the Leeds City Museum Brodrick Hall auditorium on April 2nd between 11am – 3:30pm. The aim of this free event […]

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Sustaining a Thriving Third Sector – Thursday, 23rd April 2015

The Institute for Health & Wellbeing, Leeds Beckett University, are hosting an event at Hamara Healthy Living Centre, Beeston on Thursday, 23rd April 2015 from 12.00 until 15.00.  For details and booking, please see

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NICE Guideline Depression In Adults (Update) Recruitment

NICE is currently recruiting Guideline Development Group (committee) members to update the clinical guideline ‘Depression in adults’.  They are seeking both professional and lay members for the committee, which will lead the development of the guideline through to publication in 2017. The target constituency for this guideline is academic psychiatrist, consultant psychiatrist, academic clinical psychologist, […]

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NICE Guideline on Depression In Adults (Update)

The draft scope for this NICE guideline is now out for consultation.  NICE hope that your organisation will submit comments on the draft scope; it is a valuable opportunity to ensure that the guideline considers issues important to your members. The consultation page contains the documents, background papers and instructions on how to comment. The […]

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Notes & presentations from Volition members’ meet-up Feb 2015

We held an event on 13th February, open to all our members, to give people the opportunity to catch up with some of the current issues in mental health, to discuss and network. Here is the programme for the event, with notes and presentations available to download: Leeds City Council cuts and what it means […]

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Get free data support for your project

Are you a charity or social organisation working on issues related to inequality in Leeds? Do you want to better understand your own data and use it to improve what you do? Do you want to combine your data with other data to dig into a pressing social problem? DataKind UK has teamed up with […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Crisis Support Worker, Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service

Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service seeks to recruit a Crisis Support Worker,    Monday and Saturday nights 5.30pm-2.30am.    £22,937 (pro rata). Actual salary £11,778.    LSLCS also wishes to recruit Bank Staff who work variable hours covering the absence of contracted staff and are paid £12.32 per hour plus 7.7% in lieu of holiday […]

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Vacancy: Temporary Safeguarding Adviser, Office of Police & Crime Commissioner WY

Temporary Safeguarding Adviser (Initial focus CSE).    Wakefield.    Salary £41,163 – £44,016.    Full time (37 hrs) 18 month fixed term contract.    This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to provide expert advice to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and partners on safeguarding; and to […]

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