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Self Help – Sanctuary Support Worker: 15/12/2017

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Location: Manchester, Bolton, Wigan & Leigh

Hours: 35 average per week (up to 40 on a shift rota basis)

Salary: £17,351 per annum

Length of contract: Permanent

About the role

Self Help is a user led mental health charity that has developed considerable expertise in the field of primary care mental health. The charity currently delivers a range of services including self help support groups, eTherapy services, counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The charity is funded by various NHS Trusts and works across the North West with the head office based in Hulme, Manchester.

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 motivated and experienced individuals to 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 – 12.

The ideal candidate will have experience of mental health support work, in a paid or voluntary capacity. Self Help positively welcomes applications from people with personal experience of mental health problems.

To apply, visit the Self Help website

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