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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Community Links Training

New Courses for Autumn/Winter 2014 Further Steps in CBT Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Compulsive Hoarding Responding to Self Harm in Schools Autism Awareness Clinical Risk Assessment including FACE Putting the C in CBT Dealing with Challenging Behaviour Dementia Awareness Briefing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) SafeTALK Assessment […]

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Involve Yorkshire and Humber, Using data: how to make your case and influence people, 8th December

This practical workshop will highlight where to locate relevant statutory and voluntary sector data to evidence need, influence strategic decisions and support funding applications. For full details and how to book, please go to http://bit.ly/11j417y Event Date: 08/12/2014 Event Time: 09:15-13:00 Event Location: St George’s Centre, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BR       […]

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Equalities Assembly Conference

Thursday 27th November, 10.30am-1.00pm Banquet Hall, Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1UR. What’s the Conference all about? This year we will be talking about how you can get involved in making decisions that will affect the area where you live. Are there any barriers that stop you from being able to do this? If so, what […]

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Level 2 Dual Diagnosis Training

The Leeds Dual Diagnosis Project has successfully secured funding from Leeds North CCG to deliver 90 places of level 2 dual diagnosis training in 2014/15 in partnership with Leeds Addiction Unit. The training is developed to meet the competencies identified in  ‘Closing the Gap: A capability framework for working effectively with people with combined mental health and […]

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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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Community Health Educator’s Course

4 day course on Mondays: 10th Nov, 17th Nov, 24th Nov, 1st Dec, 10.00am – 2.30pm. At Feel Good Factor, 53 Louis Street, Leeds LS7 4BP.  Learn about health with a community development approach  Develop the relevant skills and knowledge to work with different groups  Recognise resources and opportunities to improve health […]

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Leeds Community Timebank

Timebanking is a way for local people to help each other and be recognised for the help that they give. Everyone’s time is valued equally regardless of the skills being exchanged and no money exchanges hands. For every hour a member spends helping another, (e.g. piano lesson, dog walking), they receive one time credit which they […]

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Public Involvement Information Day

Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 1 – 3pm, Leeds Beckett University, Broadcasting Place, Ground Floor Foyer.    Would you like to influence the training of future Health and Social Care Staff? Do you have experience you think students should hear about? Could you help increase the understanding of health and social care staff and students? If the […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: School counsellor, Barca-Leeds

Barca-Leeds is an established charity working in the communities of West/North West Leeds, specifically with children, young people and their families and in the fields of drugs and mental health and economic wellbeing. Barca-Leeds is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Barca-Leeds wish to appoint: A School Counsellor ( […]

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Vacancy: Project Manager, Caring Together in Woodhouse and Little London

Registered Charity Number 1138782 Company Limited by Guarantee 07402794 PROJECT MANAGER £32,000 rising to £35,000 37 hours per week Caring Together is a small charity, working with hundreds of older people, in the inner city communities of Woodhouse & Little London.  We offer a wide range of services, support and activities to support older people […]

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