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

LGBT*IQ History Month: “Over the top”

February is LGBT*IQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual trans*, intersex, queer) history month, a time to celebrate the lives and achievements of the LGBT*IQ community. Local organisations and community groups will be holding a variety of events during the period. In Leeds the month will end on a large event, “Over the top”, open to all, on […]

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New SCIE briefings and guides

The Social Care Institute for Excellence has released new guides and briefings relating to mental health. Integrated mental health budgets This looks at how health and social care organisations are putting people in control of their wellbeing through integrated personal mental health budgets, and gives an overview of the terminology and current policy background, and […]

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Training: Tackling Domestic Violence in Faith Communities

A specialist training on “Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) in Faith Communities” will be held in Leeds, and is the first in a series of national training days. Thursday, 12 February 2015 from 09:00 to 16:30   Leeds Beckett University, Great Hall, James Graham Building, Headingley Campus, Leeds LS16 5LF This is particularly aimed […]

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West Yorkshire PCC’s Third Sector Conference

Meeting the Challenge – The Third Sector & Crime Reduction The PCC’s Annual Third Sector Conference, Tuesday 3 February 2015 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Bradford City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY The criminal justice system is changing rapidly, with PCCs up for re-election in May 2016, and the re-organisation of police, prisons and probation. […]

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Crisis Service – opening times 19th Dec-5th Jan

Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service have amended their opening times for 19th December 2014 to 5th January 2015. To check details for the Connect Helpline, Dial House, Dial House @Touchstone or Dial House Groups, click here (Word 53KB).  

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New courses at The Space

The Space provides a safe, enhancing, and empowering recovery environment for those recovering from drugs and alcohol/ or mental health issues. This means we can only accept members who have come out of rehab. and are looking to become fully independent. As a part of our support package we run a number of accredited and […]

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Best Start Budgeting Courses

This short 4 week course has something for everyone!  Whether you want to take away tips to help you save money, learn how to budget better, understand energy bills or find out information about wasting less food and cooking on a budget, this course is for you, for your family! The courses are organised by […]

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Information: Adult Social Care Training Dates for 2015

The Adult Social Care training calendar for January 2015 to June 2015 is now available. You can view this by following the link from the Leeds City Council website (look under ‘Documents’) The calendar shows all the courses available with what dates and times they will be running. Please note that from January 2015 they would […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancies: Support Workers for Hospital to Home Project (H2H), Age UK Leeds

Support Worker Salary  £17,333+ Pension (Pro-Rata), 49 hours per fortnight on a 7 day a week rota. Age UK Leeds provide a range of services and products within the community, which have been specifically developed to meet the needs of older people. They are now looking for Support Workers for their Hospital to Home Service […]

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Vacancy: School & Parent Therapist – Inner NW Hub Cluster, Leeds Counselling

Leeds Counselling is recruiting for two experienced therapists to work with young people and their families in the Inner North West Hub Cluster of Schools in Leeds. This is an exciting opportunity to join an existing team of therapists working with young people and families within an established service. For more information and to apply for […]

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