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

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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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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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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Dept of Health newsletter for voluntary sector, Oct 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 370 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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New group for working carers

Carers Leeds is pleased to announce that they will be starting a new carer’s information, advice and support group for Working Carers. When? The last Tuesday of the month, 5.30pm – 7.00pm (The first meeting will take place on 28th October 2014) Where? Carers Leeds, 6-8 The Headrow, LS1 6PT (just down from Primark ) […]

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Arts Award in Health & Wellbeing Settings, 6th Nov

A FREE seminar (flyer pdf 350 KB) for those working with young people experiencing mental/physical health issues; exploring how arts activity can be structured to benefit young people & gain national qualifications. Thursday 6th November 2014 2pm – 4:30pm, White Cloth Gallery, 24 Aire St, Leeds, LS1 4HT. Afternoon cream tea will be provided. For […]

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Advice Leeds summit 7th Nov

This event is aimed at individuals working within charities, not for profits and the public sector who are interested in the role of social welfare advice in tackling poverty and exclusion in the city of Leeds. The Summit will provide an opportunity to discuss key issues in the advice sector and consider the way forward for […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA), HALT

Full Time – Salary £22,443 (Scale 6) (Secured funding until 30 November 2015 with possible further funding) HALT, Leeds Women’s Aid & Behind Closed Doors work together to deliver Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS). HALT is responsible for delivering the IDVA service as part of the community response to domestic violence. An opportunity has arisen […]

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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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