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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  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.

Living Life to the Full - April 2016

Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

We are pleased to announce that a new course of Living Life to the Full will begin on April 5th 2016. For more details download the flier below, or contact the office on 01204 380643 and ask for Anne, Shirley or Charlie.

Wednesday 13th January

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tonight, Weds 13th Jan is our service user feedback meeting.

If you attended the service user meeting before Christmas, please come along tonight to contribute to the meeting.

5:30pm BAND, Bolton YMCA, 125 Deansgate, BL1 1HA

The recovery hub will be open from 6pm - 9pm



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