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Suicide Postvention Worker

Location: Hackney

Closing date: 03/03/2021

LOCATION: Main office, 8-10 Tudor Road, Hackney, London E9 7SN

Salary: SC6 SP26 £28,597 pro rata (£21,352.43)

Hours: 28 per week

Responsible for: Delivering group therapeutic support to people who have been bereaved by suicide

Contract: Initial 1 year (with possible funding extension of 2 further years)


Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest (Mind CHWF) is a multi-disciplinary provider of specialist mental health services and a part of the Mind Federation.

In co-production with our service users, we develop individualized and effective support plans, promoting both recovery from ill health for people with recurrent and enduring mental health difficulties and early intervention and mental/physical wellbeing for those at risk of developing mental health issues or who struggle with common mental health conditions.

Our strategic priorities focus on:

  1. Innovation – developing innovative services to shape the future. 2. Co-production – involving service users to develop sustainable and effective services 3. Tackling inequalities – identifying and involving the communities which are most in need 4. Sustainability – diversifying funding sources and working in partnership.


Mind in the City,Hackney and Waltham Forest, alongside community partners, has been awarded NHS England funding to develop and deliver a ‘Postvention’ service to support people bereaved by suicide. The project will support people in the immediate aftermath of a suicide. Postvention is an internationally evidenced way of reducing risk of suicide in people who have been bereaved in this manner. Interventions offered within this service include peer led support for individuals, within groups and informal support/ memorial events for families with children.We’re seeking a calm and compassionate person who is experienced in facilitating groups for people who’ve experienced grief and trauma to lead our postvention groups to support people who have been bereaved by suicide. The post holders will be employed by Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest and be part of the regional Suicide Prevention Collaborative team, based at different locations offering a range of interventions to people who are at risk of suicide or who have been bereaved by suicide.


To apply, please complete the application form and ensure you attach it when you press “Apply Now”.

We are open to conversations about flexible working, however the postholder will need to be visible and present in the office, particularly during the first three months, subject to an individual Covid Risk assessment. We have a flexible approach to working from home.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We strongly encourage applications from those from ethnic minority backgrounds or other underrepresented backgrounds.

We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please ensure you complete the equal opportunities section of the application form.

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