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.
- Self Help – Sanctuary Coordinator: 22/12/2017 December 12, 2017
Location: Wigan, but working across other sites as needed
Hours: 35 average hours per week (up to 40 on a shift rota basis)
Salary: £24,799 per annum
Length of contract: 12 months fixed term, continued subject to funding
About the role
We are commissioned by Manchester, Wigan & Bolton CCG to deliver the Sanctuary service which is an overnight mental health crisis service.The Sanctuary is a primary care mental health crisis service providing support to people living with issues such as anxiety, low mood and depression – including those with suicidal thoughts and/or in extreme panic state. The Sanctuary will ‘help people get through the night’ by providing 1-to-1 support, a safe and secure venue, and access to a calm room from which to weather the crisis and plan further support.
We are looking for an experienced, flexible and highly motivated individual to join the Sanctuary team. The successful candidate will support clients of the Sanctuary Manchester/ Bolton and Wigan & Leigh service. The role will involve providing a welcoming, comfortable and safe experience for clients, delivering telephone and 1-1 support sessions, including relaxation and planning sessions, and working with peer volunteers to support and promote clients’ wellbeing.
Our Manchester and Wigan & Leigh services are operational from 8pm-6am and the Bolton service is operational from 4pm – 12am.
The ideal candidate will have experience of mental health support work, in a paid or voluntary capacity.
To apply, visit the Self Help website.
- Self Help – Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner: 17/12/2017 December 11, 2017
Location: Oakland House,M16 0PQ (Manchester), Clayton Health Centre (North Manchester), Brookfield House, SK2 6NG (Stockport) or Lock 50 OL16 5RD (Rochdale)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £19,409 per annum
Length of contract:1 year fixed term training contract
Self Help are looking for motivated individuals to work as Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) within our expanding Psychological Wellbeing Services in Manchester, Stockport, Rochdale or Eastern Cheshire.
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. The post holder will also attend the University of Manchester, completing an IAPT compliant PgCert in Low intensity Working.
The successful candidates will be highly motivated and passionate about improving the lives of those experiencing common mental health problems, with the ability to organise and prioritise their own workload.
Applicants not holding an honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent from a recognised institution, will need to submit a portfolio document with their application to demonstrate academic ability (please see non-standard portfolio entry document).
How to apply
To apply for this post, please visit the Self Help website.