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Mind in Brighton and Hove is recruiting: West Sussex Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA)

West Sussex – Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA)

Part time (28 hours per week)
Salary £24,102 per annum (pro rata £19,282).

Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton and Hove and West 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 Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) in West Sussex, based in Worthing and the surrounding areas of West Sussex.

Advocates are responsible for the provision of independent, professional mental health advocacy primarily within community settings across West Sussex. 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 full induction, nationally accredited advocacy qualification and 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 pack can be found on our website: www.mindcharity.co.uk/get-involved/vacancies/

 Closing date: 5.00 p.m. Monday 15th March 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 24rd March 2021 via Microsoft Teams

We are committed to equal opportunities and we value diversity in our workforce and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage 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: West Sussex Community Advocate

West Sussex – Community Advocate

Part time (21 hours per week)
Salary £24,102 per annum (pro rata £14,461).

Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton and Hove and West 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 in West Sussex, based in the south east coastal area of West Sussex.

Advocates are responsible for the provision of independent, professional mental health advocacy primarily within community settings across West Sussex. 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 full induction, nationally accredited advocacy qualification and 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 pack can be found on our website: www.mindcharity.co.uk/get-involved/vacancies/

Closing date: 5.00 p.m. Monday 15th March 2021
Interview date: Tuesday 23rd March 2021 via Microsoft Teams

We are committed to equal opportunities and we value diversity in our workforce and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage 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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Women and Substance Misuse Services in Brighton and Hove

In our Substance Misuse Service User Involvement Project we are consulting women about their experiences of using substance misuse services in Brighton and Hove. This consultation is for anyone who identifies as a woman, as well as those who may not identify as a woman but feel that this is how they are often perceived by others.

If you are interested in getting involved and having a say, please complete the Survey by following the link below:

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MiBHWomenSMS

If you have any questions about the consultation, please get in touch with Dara Russell, the Substance Misuse Service User Involvement Co-ordinator  by emailing her at: dara.russell@mindcharity.co.uk or via her mobile number on 07887 878 873.

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Mind in Brighton and Hove is recruiting – Receptionist / Administrator

Receptionist/Administrator

Salary £18,193 per annum pro rata (actual salary £12,995)
25 hours per week 8.30am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday

Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton and Hove and across Sussex.

We are seeking a part time Receptionist/Administrator for our main office in New England Street, Brighton. This is a key role in the organisation acting as a first point of contact for telephone enquiries and visitors to the office.

The office is busy, with people attending advice and advocacy appointments and members of the public phoning for information. We are therefore looking for someone who can communicate well and is able to respond in a welcoming and helpful manner to people who may be experiencing mental distress or feeling anxious about seeking support.

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

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

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 3rd March
Interview date: Monday 8th March

We are committed to equal opportunities and we value diversity in our workforce and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage 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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Wellbeing Walks for mental health

‘Daisy Chain Walks’ is a series of 3 free guided and fully-supported well-being walks for people with hidden disabilities or experiencing mental health problems. Bringing accessibility to long-distance linear trail walking via a series of carefully-paced day walks along the South Downs Way.

Get the benefit of an immersive wilderness experience in manageable steps, with expert support and a therapeutic focus. Nature connection activities, facilitated discussions and eco-therapy wilderness processes linked to the landscape. Funding for transport (drop off and collection) each day and for expert support from a specialist physiotherapist. Gentle pace, frequent breaks and options to suit different energy levels and interests.

Walk 1: Wed May 26th – Truleigh Hill to Devil’s Dyke (2.5miles)
Walk 2: Wed June 16th – Devil’s Dyke to Clayton Windmills (1.5miles)
Walk 3: Wed July 7th – Clayton Windmills to Ditchling Beacon (2miles)

This programme is funded by SDNPA in order to provide people with neurodiversity, chronic conditions, mental health problems or other impairments with the means to experience the awe, wonder and sense of achievement of completing a long-distance wilderness walk. The route is not wheelchair accessible. We will do our best to meet all other needs. Social distancing will be observed. Limited spaces available.

Contact Julia at ipse wilderness to register your interest:
www.ipsewilderness.co.uk
ipsewilderness@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/IPSEWilderness/  
07852 448896

Download this information as a .pdf file here.

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FREE guided relaxation classes and community talks are back!

Brighton Natural Health Centre’s free meditation class starts back from 16th February, every Tuesday at 12pm. 

FREE guided relaxation classes every Tuesday 12 noon for 20-30 mins. These classes are open to everyone needing to relax, pause and re-connect.

BNHC is a registered charity and this year they celebrate their 40th year supporting the health & wellbeing of the local & global community.

If you would like to make a small donation, you can choose this option at the checkout.

However, these sessions are free of charge for everyone who needs them.  Book here

Free community talk – kicks off from Monday 22nd February at 6:30pm with Amy Hunter: the fluid body and the importance of keeping it flowing

Monday 8th March at 6:30pm with Charlie Plunkett: getting to a happy place using emotional freedom technique

Monday 29th March at 6:30pm with Rebecca Haroutunian preparing for a positive perimenopause: the importance of nutrition and exercise 

New dates will be added once speakers are confirmed, please keep an eye on the timetable.

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Pathways to Health Ear Acupuncture – current services

Pathways to Health have been able to re-locate their Ear Acupuncture clinic previously based at Brighthelm to run instead from The Unitarian Church – the Wednesday sessions will open on Wednesday 3rd February at The Unitarian Church on New Road. This means Pathways to Health will be running sessions at this venue on Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings.

Please find below details of their current clinics, and you can download their current leaflet here:

PATHWAYS TO HEALTH

EAR ACUPUNCTURE CLINICS

Everyone Welcome – Open to all

Tuesday: Two sessions
Starting at 10.30am & 11.30am
Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF

Wednesday: Two sessions
Starting at 10.30am & 11.30am
Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF

Friday: Four sessions
Start at 4pm, 4.45pm, 5.30pm & 6.15pm
Cornerstone Community Centre, Church Road Hove BN3 2FL (near Palmeira Square)

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session & bring a face covering.

For full list of clinics and groups please check our website: www.pathwaystohealth.org.uk

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Mind in Brighton and Hove Advice and Information Service

We know that this period of time remains challenging for many people so please contact our advice and information service to find out about ways you can look after your mental health.

Our Advice Service can offer:

  • 1 to 1 mental health advice for anyone in the city, including carers and professionals
  • Information and wellbeing resources about how to look after your mental health
  • Help you develop an individual Wellness Action Plan to support your wellbeing during Covid19 and beyond
  • Provide information on local mental health services and how to access them
  • Information and resources on understanding mental health conditions and treatments
  • Information on self-help groups and alternative support services

Please call us on 01273 666950 between 9am – 5pm. 

Please be aware our phone lines may be busy so please leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Alternatively, send us an email to info@mindcharity.co.uk , or visit Advice and Information on our website at www.mindcharity.co.uk/advice-information/.

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Time To Talk Day 2021

This Thursday 4th February marks Time To Talk Day 2021. Time to Talk Day is led by Time To Change each year to raise awareness, break down stigma and encourage conversations about mental health. To find out more about Time to Talk Day and the work of Time to Change, please visit

Sign up for Time to Talk Day 2021 | Time To Change

To mark the day in Brighton and Hove and in Hastings, we are asking you to share a joke, quote, tip or simply say “hello” and put this up in your window to inspire a conversation. A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.

You can download a poster to print here for Brighton and Hove or Hastings or just find a spare piece of paper indoors!

Share your message and poster with us #TimeToTalkWindows @MindBrighton

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Mind in Brighton and Hove Winter Walking challenge

It may not be the most inviting time of year to get out for a walk, but getting outside for some fresh air in the winter can feel even more beneficial for our wellbeing than other times of the year. With shorter days and longer nights, be sure to try and see daylight each day. The Five Ways to Wellbeing – Connect, Be Active, Give, Take Notice and Keep Learning – can all be incorporated when you go out for a walk.

Here are some tips on how to Take Notice while out for a walk this winter.

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