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

Full Circle newsletter, spring 2015

The latest edition of Full Circle, the newsletter from Leeds Adult Social Care Commissioning, is available. It contains news and items on: living wage for care ethical care charter Being Me learning disability strategy Advonet Update on legislation.  

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Creativities Courtyard Open Day, Wednesday 10th June

Open Day- Wednesday 10th June, 10am – 4pm Courtyard Creativities, 96 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4AP. Telephone: 0113 2581 484 Go and try out some of their sessions and find out about the new summer timetable. There will be: -Art Workshops -Craft Making -Puppet Theatre -Light Buffet Snacks Courtyard Creativities is an activity space […]

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Presentation on Childhood Trauma and Recovery

Child Adversity Narratives (CAN) have published a presentation around the evidence linking adverse childhood experiences to adult outcomes (mental, physical and risk behaviours).  The authors hope that it will be widely disseminated and used to educate the public as well as researchers and clinicians about the prevalence, impact, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The authors encourage […]

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Leeds Refugee Week: Health event, 16th June

Let’s come together during Refugee Week to identify solutions to improve access to health care for our communities in partnership with community members and service providers. Tuesday 16th June 2015 10:00 am – 2.30pm at Leeds Civic Hall in the Banqueting suite. The event will include looking at access to health services with a focus […]

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Leeds Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy survey

In 2013 partners from across Leeds set out their strategic priorities for health and wellbeing in the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) for 2013-2015.  Across the course of this year the partnership will be consulting and engaging with many people in Leeds about the next Strategy, due to be published in early 2016.  This […]

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Third sector Leeds goes healthily local

Third Sector Leeds (click for more info) (TSL) Goes Local events are taking place during the weeks commencing 15/22 June. These events bring together local Councillors and leaders with local providers to discuss local health priorities and ways of working presented by the respective Clinical Commissioning Groups. The events aim to facilitate conversations and bring […]

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Social enterprise event, 24th June

Leeds Community Foundation are running a marketing and social media master class on Wednesday 24th June 10am-3pm. Join them for this free Masterclass, which offers a practical guide to the principles of marketing, sales strategy, branding and social media. This is your opportunity to learn from the experts, guest speakers Simon Shepherd of Client Marketing […]

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Mental health and human rights learning event. 16th July

Do you work in mental health or mental capacity for a third sector organisation? Would you like to learn more about human rights and how they could be used to help improve client advocacy and services? BHA, NSUN and BIHR are pleased to invite you to attend a learning event on 16 July about human […]

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Latest Vacancies

Vacancy: Administration Assistant, Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service

10 hours per week, Wednesday and Thursday, Salary NJC Scale 3 point 14-17. £15,882-£16,998 (pro rata). Actual starting salary £4,292. Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service provides out of hours services to people in acute distress, as an alternative to psychiatric hospital and statutory services. They  are seeking an Administration Assistant to join our existing small […]

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Vacancy: part time cleaner, Swarthmore

Swarthmore education centre have an immediate vacancy for an experienced cleaner to provide a friendly and high quality cleaning service for the Centre. Working 6 – 10am Mondays to Fridays, the successful applicant will be part of the friendly Swarthmore team as well as able to work without supervision. Starting on Monday 8 June, this […]

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