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Recovery Academy competition

Posted on: Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Greater Manchester West Recovery Academy is looking for short pieces by service users, carers and people with lived experience of mental health difficulties to put in a publication about inspiring hope and challenging stigma.

All entries will be put into a prize draw to win a £50 WHSmith voucher!

 

For more information, please download the .pdf flier below.

 

 

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Job Opportunity - Buddying Project Development Worker

Posted on: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This post has now been filled

BAND are pleased to announce the launch of the ‘Buddying Project’ funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation.

 

Leaving hospital after even a fairly brief stay can be a daunting prospect, but especially so after a mental health episode, when the world can feel a confusing and scary place. This project aims to offer additional support on discharge in order to prevent relapse/revolving door presentation, to achieve a positive transition and to begin a sustainable recovery. The support will be relatively short term (between 3 and 6 months, depending on need), will be built around individual needs and will be provided by volunteer ‘buddies’.

 

BAND is looking for a person to deliver the Buddying Project.  The successful candidate will have the knowledge, skills and experience to build mutually respectful professional relationships with people who are referred to the service, to assess their needs and to build a personalised recovery plan.   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.

 

Hours: 24 hours per week

Salary: Based on NJC Scale 5 point 22 (£10.74 per hour)

Closing Date: 3pm on Friday 27th May 2016

Interviews: Tuesday 7th June 2016

 

For further details e-mail admin@band.org.uk  or call 01204 380643

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Job Opportunity - ‘Support First’ Mental Health Befriending and Mentoring Worker

Posted on: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This post has now been filled

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 will provide 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 will be offering a volunteer supported befriending and mentoring service for beneficiaries of the project who have a mental health condition as part of their presentation. 

BAND is looking for a person to deliver the befriending and mentoring service.  The successful candidate will have the knowledge, skills and experience to build mutually respectful professional relationships with people who are 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.

 

Hours: 21 hours per week

Salary: Based on NJC Scale 5 point 22 (£10.74 per hour)

Closing Date: 3pm on Friday 27th May 2016

Interviews: Wednesday 8th June 2016

 

For further details: e-mail admin@band.org.uk  or call 01204 380643

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Six Ways of Wellbeing courses

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2016

We are happy to announce that we are running the Six Ways of Wellbeing course at two of our new recovery hubs.

Six Ways of Wellbeing will be running at the Westhoughton Community Learning Centre on Mondays:

  • 16th April
  • 23rd April
  • 6th June
  • 13th June
  • 20th June

It will also run at the Farnworth UCAN centre on Wednesdays:

  • 1st June
  • 8th June
  • 15th June
  • 22nd June
  • 29th June

For more details download the fliers below, or contact the office on 01204 380643 and ask for Anne, Shirley or Charlie.

Updated volunteering opportunities

Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

We have added some volunteer role outlines to the volunteering page. You can find them here.

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