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Suicide Postvention Peer Group Worker

Location: Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

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.  

This is a volunteer post. You will receive a volunteer contract, opportunities for training, CPD and development. You will have a role in shaping a new service across North East London aimed to support people who have experienced bereavement by suicide. 

Our strategic priorities focus on:  

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

To apply, please complete the volunteer application form and equal opportunities monitoring form below and email to hr.team@mindchwf.org.uk by 25th June 2021. 

Why Volunteer? 

By joining our team, you will play a role in creating positive change by promoting better mental health for all. 

You  will  bring  your  valuable  skills  to  the  role  of  Volunteer Suicide Postvention Peer Group Worker, enhancing  our clients’  experience,  promoting  the  enterprise,  raising  awareness  of  Mind CHWF’s  mission  and connecting with the local community to help us achieve our mission. 

Mind CHWF 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.  

The post holder will be employed by hold a volunteer contract with Mind CHWF and be part of the regional NEL Suicide Prevention Collaborative team, based at different locations. The post holder will primarily work to support the Suicide Postvention Worker in delivering Postvention group interventions to people who are at risk of suicide or who have been bereaved by suicide. Essential to this role is that of peer worker having lived experience of bereavement by suicide.   

In return, we can provide training and development opportunities, insight into volunteer within the charity sector, and a fantastic work environment and the chance to support a vibrant and dynamic local charity. 

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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