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

Mental Health Training, Community Links

New Courses for Autumn 2014 Mix-d Training, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), Alcohol Awareness, Drug Use Awareness, Management Supervision Skills, Working with Anxiety and Depression, Dementia Awareness Briefin,g Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), SafeTALK, Assessment Skills. Community Links Training is a leading provider of mental health training. We […]

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Vacancy for Trustee for Better Leeds Communities

Make a Difference – transfer your skills to trusteeship Established in 1983, Better Leeds Communities is a charity with a strong track record of delivering a range of top-quality community projects and services in Leeds. We use innovation and activities like volunteering and free outdoor play to offer opportunities to some of the hardest to […]

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LYPFT SUN (service user network) meeting 1st October

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Mental Health and Learning Disability Services Service User Network Event Wednesday, 1 October, from 12.45 – 3pm. The guest speakers will be Lindsay Britton and Caroline Bamford: Does LYPFT meet the needs of children and young people? The venue will be St Chad’s Community Centre, Leeds Refreshments available […]

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Horizon Scan Sept 2014

The latest monthly Employment & Learning Skills regional ‘Horizon Scan’ from Leeds Mind is now available (Word 1MB) News this month has been dominated by the death of comedian Robin Williams – NSUN did a good summary of the various reactions: Volunteering seems a hot topic, with 3 upcoming events in Leeds and Harrogate […]

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Addressing health inequalities / criminal justice system

Addressing Health Inequalities among those who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System: A capacity, partnership and network building event in Yorkshire and Humber. Venue:             Sheffield Town Hall. Date:                16th October 2014. Time:               10:00 – 15:30. Hosted by The Public Health Hub, Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with NIHR Collaborations […]

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World Mental Health Day: Let’s talk, let’s connect

Friday 10th October, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm Leeds Civic Hall Free – all welcome. British Sign Language interpreters will be available throughout the day. A celebratory, stigma-busting day with stalls, information, entertainment and activities. Free and open to everyone! A joint event from Volition, Time To Change Leeds, Adult Social Care and many others. Download the poster (pdf […]

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Volition newsletter: Sept edition out now

The latest edition of Volition’s newsletter is now available. Download here (pdf 1MB) or on the Newsletter page. With lots of news from Volition member organisations and partners, we’re also looking ahead and asking for your opinion on our priorities.

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Leeds Bereavement Forum Children’s Special Interest Group

The Children and Young People Special Interest Group. Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 2.00pm – 3.30pm. Speaker:  Sally Dawson, Director of the Market Place. Topic:“How can we support young people around bereavement?” at Leeds Methodist Mission Oxford Place Centre Oxford Place Leeds LS1 3AX. Telephone: (0113) 225 3975  Email:

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Debt Advisor, St Vincent Support Centre

The post holder will give debt advice including casework and telephone advice at St Vincent Support Centre primarily, but may include home visits and outreach work. 30 hours per week (open to job share) £20,817 per annum pro rata This post is subject to an enhanced CRB check. For an application pack, job description and […]

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Vacancy: Stakeholder Relationship Co-ordinator, Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK are seeking to appoint a part time Stakeholder Relationship Co-ordinator, 18.5hrs per week based at their Head Office in Leeds. Temporary until 31 March 2015. Salary: £25,000 pa (pro rata). The co-ordinator will work closely with the Stop Hate UK team and stakeholders to raise awareness of Hate Crime and Stop Hate […]

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