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Get involved: World Mental Health Day

Posted on: Friday, July 5, 2019

10th October is world mental health day. As usual we will be holding our mental health and well-being event at the University of Bolton. This year the theme is suicide prevention. We want to share ideas of how you can look after your mental health and show you where you can go if things get difficult.

 

We are looking for organisations or individuals who would like to raise awareness around improved mental health and wellbeing. If you would like to book a stall, stage performance or presentation; or if you would like to donate something for one of our raffle prizes please contact BAND/Family Action.

 

You can easily get further information or get involved, just contact: Nireexa.Solanki@family-action.org.uk

Buddying Project - Job Opportunity

Posted on: Friday, May 10, 2019

Buddying Project Development Worker – Hospital Based Service

Location: Bolton

Salary: £8,551 - £9,669 per annum (FTE: £19,776 - £22,360)

Hours: 16 hours per week

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country since 1869. Our Bolton based project, BAND has been delivering adult mental health support for over 30 years through a range of services and interventions.

BAND staff and volunteers have had a presence supporting patients on the adult psychiatric wards for over 15 years. This offer is being expanded thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.

We are seeking to recruit a Project Development Worker to recruit, train and support volunteers at the hospital to deliver services to patients on the mental health wards at Royal Bolton Hospital.

The successful candidate will have the knowledge, skills and experience to build mutually respectful professional relationships with staff working at the hospital, and with people who access the Buddying services. He or she will have experience of supporting volunteers and will have a commitment to and passion for supporting people to make meaningful and sustainable changes to their lives.

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operate with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable.

For an application pack and further information, please visit www.family-action.org.uk/workingwithus

Closing Date: Friday, 24th May 2019, 3pm

Interviews: Wednesday, 12th June or Thursday, 13th June 2019

Family Action offers good working conditions, a comprehensive training programme and a Group Personal Pension Scheme (GPPS). We welcome applications from all sections of the community

Support First Job Opportunity

Posted on: Friday, May 10, 2019

‘Support First’ Mental Health Befriending and Mentoring Worker

Location: Bolton

Salary: £11,224 - £12,690 per annum (FTE: £19,776 - £22,360)

Hours: 21 hours per week

 

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country since 1869. Our Bolton based project, BAND has been delivering adult mental health support for over 30 years through a range of services and interventions.

BAND are pleased to be a partner in ‘Support First’, a project run by Urban Outreach and funded from The Big Lottery Fund – Help through Crisis Programme. The Project provides holistic, intensive community-based support to individuals who have a range of complex social and lifestyle needs, which are resulting in a disproportionate use/demand on emergency services. .

BAND is seeking to recruit a Project Development Worker to deliver a volunteer peer mentor service to those referrals to the project who have a mental health condition as part of their presentation.

The successful candidate will have the knowledge, skills and experience to build mutually respectful professional relationships with people referred to the service, all of whom will have multiple and/or complex needs. He or she will have experience of supporting volunteers and will have a commitment to and passion for supporting people to make meaningful and sustainable changes to their lives.

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operate with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable. For an application pack and further information, please visit

http://www.family-action.org.uk/workingwithus

 

Closing Date: Friday, 24th May 2019, 3pm

Interviews: Wednesday, 12th June or Thursday, 13th June 2019

Family Action offers good working conditions, a comprehensive training programme and a Group Personal Pension Scheme (GPPS). We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Living Life to the Full - A free course

Posted on: Thursday, August 9, 2018

This September we are aiming to feel better, more in control, happier. enjoy increased levels of energy and better relationships.

We will be running a free course designed specifically to help you tackle the problems that people commonly face. For example anxiety, low confidence, negative thoughts, etc. We will teach you key skills, helping you feel better, happier and more in control of your life.

The course will be split into 7 weekly sessions, with each session being an hour and a half long. Making it easier to digest and giving you time to contemplate what you've learned.

Session one starts on the 6th September. From 1pm - 2:30pm.

There are limited places so registration prior to the start of the course is essential.

You can register by giving us a ring on 01204 380643, or a quick email: life.skills@band.org.uk

Thank you, and let's live life to the full!

 

Spend world mental health day with us

Posted on: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This October, we are going to be holding another event in recognition of World Mental Health Day. This time we will be focussing on the wellbeing of children and younger people. The event will be hosted at the University of Bolton. We are currently in the process of booking stallholders and performers. So attached is a poster and booking forms, if you want to become a part of the event, feel free to download a form, fill it in and get it back to us. If you are just interested in attending, the poster has the details!

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