The Big Life group – latest updates
The Big Life group of social businesses and charities work together to provide people with opportunities to change their lives.
The group is made up of 7 businesses and 3 charities which deliver a range of support and services across the North of England including services for children and families, health and social care services, mental health and wellbeing; alongside housing support, education, and employment services.
Find out more about us here.
- Drop-In Group Facilitators: ongoing recruitment March 23, 2017
Location: Various venues across Manchester
Salary: £7.85 per hour
Length of contract: Casual hours contract
Self Help is a user led mental health charity that has developed considerable expertise in the field of primary care mental health. We currently deliver a range of services including self help support groups within the communities we work in across the North West. Self Help originally began in 1995 when our Founder Nicky Lidbetter established peer support drop-in groups across Manchester, these groups remaining a crucial part of our charity over 20 years later.
An opportunity has arisen for bank Drop-in Group Facilitators to join our Community Services team. This would entail providing cover for our peer support drop-in groups when our regular facilitators are unable to attend.
We are looking for reliable and committed individuals, who have a lived experience of mental health difficulties, to facilitate group meetings for two hours per week as and when required and when able to provide cover.
Successful individuals will have good communication and listening skills with basic literacy/numeracy and administration skills. Individuals will also be committed to working within Self Help Services’ vision and values and to partnership working.
For more information, please visit the Self Help website.
- Self Help – Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners: ongoing recruitment February 15, 2017
Location: Oakland House, Old Trafford, Manchester
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,304 per annum
Length of contract: Permanent
Self Help are looking for motivated and qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) to join our expanding Talking Therapies servicein Stockport. The post holders will work alongside other PWPs within a stepped care model to provide a range of NICE approved low intensity interventions for depression and anxiety disorders. Treatment will be delivered through a range of modalities including face-to-face work, telephone therapy and facilitating structured groups such as anger and irritability, self esteem and assertiveness, worry and bereavement and loss.
The successful candidates will be skilled in delivering low intensity therapy and highly motivated, with the ability to organise and prioritise their own workload. You will have successfully completed an approved IAPT PWP Post Graduate Certificate.
Self Help can provide excellent opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development through regular supervision and training opportunities.
Self Help welcomes applications from people with personal experience of mental health problems.
To find out more visit the Self Help website.