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Drop-In Group Facilitators

Salary: £9 per hour
Working hours: Flexible. Minimum 2 hours per week (one group session)
Contract: Casual hour contract
Based at: Manchester and Trafford area

This is a great opportunity for anybody who is interested in working within mental health and looking for ways to build up their experience.
It can also be the perfect role for anybody looking for a way to make a difference within the community which fits around their other commitments.

We are looking for reliable and committed individuals, who have a lived experience of mental health, to facilitate group meetings for two hours per week.
The role would entail facilitating a drop-in group in an agreed venue on a weekly basis. Or providing cover when our regular facilitators are unable to attend.

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’s vision and values and to partnership working.

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.

How to apply

The closing date is Monday 2 December. Unfortunately, applications received after this time cannot be considered and CVs cannot be accepted.

For more information about this post please contact George Barrow at

If you need the application form in an alternative format, please contact our HR Team.

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