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Coronavirus: Wellbeing Information & Tips Edition 19

Please see the 19th edition of our Wellbeing Information & Tip sheet here. This week it has been Alcohol Awareness Week and the tips sheet provides more information about the relationship between alcohol and mental health and some tips about how to manage your wellbeing.

We hope you find one or two new ideas in this tips sheet.

We would love to hear what’s worked for you. Please e-mail us at info@mindcharity.co.uk to share your tips with us. If you are happy for us to share this information anonymously via our website and social media, please let us know in the e-mail.

Please go to this web page for other editions.

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Mind in Brighton and Hove is recruiting: Independent Mental Health Advocate

Brighton and Hove Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA)
£24,102 per annum,
Full Time (35 hours per week)

Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton and Hove, West and East Sussex. Our Advocacy Services take action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

We are seeking to appoint 1 full time Advocate for the Brighton and Hove area. This role involves providing Independent Mental Health Advocacy, working within the framework of the Mental Health Act 1983 to support people to understand their rights under the Act and participate in decisions about their care and treatment across the area of Brighton and Hove. These posts require experience of managing a client case load, excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a range of professionals, whilst retaining independence.

In return, we offer a range of benefits including 29 days’ leave (pro rata) per year excluding bank holidays, 3% pension contribution and access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme.

All successful applicants are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance

Full job details and application forms can be found on our website: https://www.mindcharity.co.uk/get-involved/vacancies/

Closing date:                     Midday on Monday 30th November 2020
Interview dates:              Tuesday 8th December and Wednesday 9th December

Mind in Brighton and Hove is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to recruiting the best possible people to each position in our organisation and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Mind encourages applications from everyone, irrespective of age, disability (including experience of living with mental health issues), gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

T: 01273 66 69 50
e: info@mindcharity.co.uk

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Mind in Brighton and Hove is recruiting: Community Advocate

Brighton and Hove Community Advocate
£24,102 per annum (pro rata £14,461).
Part time (21 hours per week)

Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton and Hove, West and East Sussex. Our Advocacy Services take action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Community Advocate for the Brighton and Hove area.

Advocates are responsible for the provision of independent, professional mental health advocacy within the community. This post requires an understanding of advocacy, experience of managing a client case load, excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a range of professionals, whilst retaining independence.

In return, we offer a range of benefits including 29 days’ leave (pro rata) per year excluding bank holidays, 3% pension contribution and access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme.

All successful applicants are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance

Full job details and application forms can be found on our website: https://www.mindcharity.co.uk/get-involved/vacancies/

 Closing date:                     Midday on Monday 30th November 2020
Interview date:                Tuesday 15th December or Wednesday 16th December

Mind in Brighton and Hove is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to recruiting the best possible people to each position in our organisation and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Mind encourages applications from everyone, irrespective of age, disability (including experience of living with mental health issues), gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

T: 01273 66 69 50
e: info@mindcharity.co.uk

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Practise Hope – improving support for young people

Since April 2019 we have been working with staff from GP practices across the City to improve how they support young people who self- harm or experience suicidal thoughts. Over 350 children and young people fed their views into the project and as a result of this feedback action plans have been developed and are being implemented in 6 Practices across the City. Find out more about what is changing at the Pavilion Surgery as a result of this project in this case study.

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Connecting in Nature – Winter Series

We are pleased to announce we will be starting our Winter series of 6 Connecting in Nature sessions in partnership with Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and South Downs National Park on 16th November. They will be running on Monday afternoons, 1-3pm at Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and allow participants a safe and therapeutic space to connect with others and nature. You are welcome to book on to as many or few of the sessions as you like.

Social distancing and COVID-19 government guidelines will be in place to ensure safety and minimise risk to both facilitators and participants. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information about this and we will be happy to have a chat.

Please note, places are limited and must be booked in advance.  To find out more or book your place get in touch via email clare.nichols@mindcharity.co.uk

To find out more about the benefits of ecotherapy and connecting with, and in, nature on our mental health and wellbeing please click here

Please see the following links to find out more about the work of Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and South Downs National Park

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The Big Debate – Sussex

The NHS in Sussex would like to know about your experiences of health and care during the COVID-19 pandemic so it can shape and inform the way services are provided in the future.

Have you been affected by delays to your care, either because your appointment or treatment was delayed or postponed or because you decided to wait until the pandemic had eased before having your treatment or appointment?  Click here to tell us about your experiences and any decisions or changes you have made as a result. (yoursaysussexhealthandcare.uk.engagementhq.com/delayed-care)

Have you made changes to your fitness and exercise during COVID? What have you stopped doing? What have you started doing? Click here to tell us about your changes (bit.ly/BDwellbeing)

Since the lockdown period due to Covid-19 began, people have made many changes to their lives and what they saw as “normal”. We would like to know more about the changes you made due to Covid-19, whether you think they are good for your wellbeing, or not.

 

 

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Coronavirus: Wellbeing Information & Tips Edition 18

Please see the 18th edition of our Wellbeing Information & Tip sheet here which focuses on Managing Stress. This week from the 2nd – 6th November is International Stress Awareness Week and understanding how stress makes us feel and what we can do to help reduce stress in our lives has never felt more important.  We hope you find one or two new ideas in this tips sheet on how to manage stress and develop resilience.

We would love to hear what’s worked for you. Please e-mail us at info@mindcharity.co.uk to share your tips with us. If you are happy for us to share this information anonymously via our website and social media, please let us know in the e-mail.

Please go to this web page for other editions.

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Advocacy Awareness Week 26th to 30th October 2020 – Self-advocacy Tips

Today is the final day of Advocacy Awareness week! We hope you’ve enjoyed our daily news items and found the materials we’ve shared interesting. In response to what our clients often ask us, we have developed a Self-Advocacy Tip Sheet. We appreciate that there is no voice that can better explain how you feel, what you think, or express your views, than your own. So our team of Advocates have collated these tips and ideas for you to use to help you feel more confident to self-advocate.

However, if you feel you do need free, independent and professional mental health advocacy support you can always refer to our Advocacy services.

Remember we are also running a campaign to get people talking about and celebrating advocacy. It would be great to hear about what advocacy means to you! We’d love to hear your examples of how advocacy has helped you, or someone you know. Tell us using the hashtag #MyVoiceHeard on twitter, or email us at info@mindcharity.co.uk. If you are happy for us to share this information anonymously via our website and social media, please let us know in the e-mail.

Click on the following links for other Advocacy Awareness Week posts:

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Pathways to Health new Acupuncture clinic

Pathways to Health have added a new Ear Acupuncture clinic in partnership with Cascade Creative Recovery.

Wednesdays at 1pm and 2pm
Hanover Room, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD

Please click here for details of all of their clinics, or go to their website at www.pathwaystohealth.org.uk/

PLEASE NOTE that these clinics will continue to operate during the November lockdown period – please check the website for updates.

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