Mind In Salford - For Better Mental Health

Job Vacancy- Information & Compliance Lead

October 25th, 2017 by Markus Greenwood

We are looking for a dynamic individual to work as our  Information & Compliance Lead. The successful person will oversee all of our contract reporting; analyse data and management information to identify opportunities for development of services ; oversee the charities quality marks; and to maintain and develop internal policies and processes to ensure compliance with external requirements.

Pay grade: £22,000 – £27,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday  21st  November 2017 at 5pm

For more information and an application pack please contact our administrator Debbie Nolan

Email: debbie@mindinsalford.org.uk

Tel: 0161 212 4880

Job Vacancy- Fundraising & Business Development Manager

October 25th, 2017 by Markus Greenwood

We have an exciting opportunity  for a Fundraising and Business Development Manager to help us to diversify our income streams and explore new  areas of work. The successful person will develop our fundraising strategy; bid to trusts and develop ideas for new services; and lead on the process of bidding for new contracts.

Pay grade: £28,000 – £32,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Tuesday 21st November  at 5pm

For more information and an application pack please contact our administrator Debbie Nolan

E mail: debbie@mindinsalford.org.uk

Tel: 0161 212 4880


Mind In Salford’s top team at Salford University Sports Day

July 4th, 2017 by mindlogin

Mind In Salford’s top team at Salford University Sports Day – big thanks to Salford University!

Coping With Traumatic Events – Manchester Arena Bombing

May 24th, 2017 by Markus Greenwood

All of us at Mind in Salford would like to express our thoughts and condolences to all those effected by Monday nights incident.

Incidents such as this can have a huge lasting effect on how we feel, even if we are not in attendance. National Mind have put together an article signposting organisations and charities who could provide support and assistance at this time. Where to seek help and support

Further to this we wish to thank and show our appreciation for all the emergency services who have supported people through the incident, we understand that experiences such as can also be difficult for the emergency services. Here is a link to our Blue Light Programme which includes the Mind confidential Blue Light hotline where you can speak to trained staff who will provide information, advice and signposting around mental health and wellbeing.

Monthly Mindfulness Practice Sessions from Thurs 15th June 2017

May 22nd, 2017 by Suzanne Farrell

If you have already completed an 8 week mindfulness course with Mind in Salford you are welcome to attend our Monthly Mindfulness evening practice sessions on the third Thursday of every month from 6:00pm-7:30pm at The Angel Centre, St Philips Place off Chapel Street, M3 6FA.  There is no charge for the sessions – you may make a donation to Mind if you wish.  Places are limited so please call or email in advance to book:  mindfulness@mindinsalford.org.uk    tel: 0161 212 6441

Dates for the next six months are as follows:

Thursday 15th June 2017

Thursday 20th July 2017

Thursday 17th August 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

Thursday 19th October 2017

Thursday 16th November 2017

Project Coordinator Vacancy – Greater Manchester Mind

May 12th, 2017 by Markus Greenwood

Job Title: Project Coordinator, Greater Manchester Mind
Salary: £26,822
Hours: 35 hours per week
Length of Post: Fixed-term project for 12 months from start of employment

Does Greater Manchester Mind Exist?
Well no, not yet, but the local Minds working across Greater Manchester want it to and we have been able to fund a position which will be key in helping us bring this plan to fruition.
We are looking for a strategic thinker with vision who can build a future for our burgeoning partnership, enabling us to work more closely together, share costs, develop GM-wide services, bid for tenders, promote GM Minds at strategic levels and ensure that this work is viable beyond the initial 12-months funding. A challenging role but one which could improve access to our unique and wide ranging portfolio of services aimed at promoting good mental health and challenging stigma and discrimination.
You will need excellent communications skills the ability to develop and drive partnership working and a strategic understanding of the ever changing environment brought about by Greater Manchester Devolution.
You won’t be alone in this work as you will have the full support of National Mind and all 5 Local Minds – Manchester Mind, Mind in Salford, Stockport and District Mind, Rochdale and District Mind and Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind. You would be employed directly by Manchester Mind but expected to spend time with all the GM local minds during the course of this work.
If this role appeals but you would like more information, please contact Manchester Mind’s Service Director for an informal discussion via elizabeth.simpson@manchestermind.org.

To download an application form and associated documents please visit the Vacancies page of www.manchestermind.org or contact us via info@manchestermind.org.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 26th May 2017.

The Greater Manchester Minds are striving to be equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We see it as a positive advantage if you have experience of mental health issues and/or have used mental health services or had experience of volunteering.

Blog: Northern Lights

February 13th, 2016 by Heather Greenbank

aurora 2

I was lucky enough to visit Iceland this autumn, and even luckier to experience something I’d always wanted to – the northern lights. This is a collage of four images that sum up the experience for me.

The aurora had already started appearing over the city as we travelled down to catch the boat – groups of people were gathering and pointing at the sky, others were running through the streets with cameras and tripods.  The excitement was really building and finally we were on a small boat, literally feeling buoyant as it zipped us across Reykjavik harbour – out into the night to find the lights.

Then they appeared – a pale green arc formed over the boat in the shape of a rainbow, the engines stopped and we floated around silently watching as the arc of light expanded right overhead.  It’s hard to describe – but the top edge of the band of light started to move, swirling like sand does when a strong wind propels it across a beach. I noticed a feeling of childlike amazement as well as a connectedness with the people on the boat as we stared skyward.

The link to mindfulness for me, was something about the process we went through to see the aurora – planning, preparation, travelling, searching – all ‘doing’ or ‘striving’ activities, and the contrasting sense of just ‘being with’ an incredible experience.  I was keen to photograph the lights.. and I was just as keen to really experience them – to look through the lens and receive the images, rather than setting out to ‘capture’ or ‘take’ or strive for anything.

I feel grateful that rather than ending up with hundreds of pictures and little memory of what it actually felt like to see the northern lights – I can really remember the experience, the emotions, thoughts and physical sensations I had as I savoured just being there.


Thanks for reading, if you’d like to have a look at my website please click here:  http://www.northernlightcounselling.co.uk/


Mindful Nation UK NW Launch

February 2nd, 2016 by James Sheppard

Mind in Salford is co-hosting the Mindful Nation UK Report Manchester and NW Launch in Media City on 22nd February.

Mindful Nation UK is a report published by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) and was launched nationally on 20th October 2015 in Westminster.

The report looks at Mindfulness in 4 program areas: Healthcare, the Workplace, Education and Criminal Justice.  The group was set up to

  • Review the scientific evidence and current best practice in mindfulness training
  • Develop policy recommendations for government based findings
  • Provide a forum for discussion in Parliament regarding the role of mindfulness and its implementation in public policy

This event will bring together speakers from key mindfulness organisation, university researchers and case studies from the North West.  It is a valuable opportunity for you or an alternative representative from your organisation to find out what mindfulness is, how it can benefit both the public and private sectors in terms of well being and resilience and its benefits to service users.

The Manchester & NW Launch will start at 1pm, 22nd February, at the University of Salford Digital Performance Lab in Media City, arrival from 12.30 – see Mindful Nation UK report – Invite programme.  There are a limited number of spaces available, please contact Markus Greenwood at Mind in Salford, mindfulness@mindinsalford.org.uk or 0161 212 4880.

Speakers will include:

  • Markus Greenwood, Mind in Salford CEO
  • Singhashri Gazmuri, Breathworks CIC Program Director
  • Geraldine Thomas, Mindflow Training Ltd
  • Taravandana Lupson, Mindfulness Leadership Programmes in NHS and Kings Fund, London
  • Ruth Passman, NHS England Deputy Director for Equality and Health Inequalities
  • Tim Duerden, University of Salford Senior Lecturer in Multi-Professional Practice Studies & Breathworks teacher
  • Ken Harrison, Knowsley Borough Council Head of Communities
  • Peter Malinowski, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Catrin Eames, Liverpool University
  • Heather Regan-Addis, UK Mindfulness Association
  • Jamie Bristow, The Mindfulness Initiative Director
  • Yogesh Patel, Urmston Grammar School Teacher
  • Collette Power, Breathworks Associate & Teacher, Liverpool
  • Sylvia Daniels, Carer, Salford
  • Sue Pheasy, Course Participant and Teacher, Salford


Mind in Salford Advocacy Hub Grows

January 27th, 2016 by James Sheppard

Logo Advocacy HubWe are pleased to announce that as of April 1st 2016 our Salford Advocacy Hub will be expanded to cover IMCA and NHS complaints advocacy in Salford as well as our existing advocacy services.

After an in-depth tender process, we were the successful bidder for the contract for the new enlarged Salford Advocacy Hub, joint funded by Salford CCG and Salford City Council.

Our new, expanded Salford Advocacy Hub will provide

  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) – supporting people without capacity in care planning and review, safeguarding including DOLS and when serious medical treatment is considered
  • Independent Care Act Advocacy (ICAA) – supporting people with difficulties engaging through care planning and review and safeguarding processes
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) – supporting people to understand their rights and get their view across in Meadowbrook and Woodlands hospitals and on CTOs in the community
  • Independent NHS Complaints Advocacy (ICA) – supporting people to address complaints with NHS funded services
  • Community Advocacy (Non-Statutory) – supporting people to express their views, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain appropriate services in a variety of circumstances, for
    1. people with mental health problems,
    2. people with physical disabilities,
    3. people with sensory impairments,
    4. people with learning disabilities,
    5. people with an autism spectrum condition, and
    6. people over 60

IMHA Vacancy – Position now filled

November 13th, 2015 by James Sheppard

Applications for this position are now closed

Job Title: Independent Mental Health Advocate
Contract Length: Fixed Term (until end March 2015, with possible extension)
Hours: 14 hours (2 set days, during normal working hours Monday – Friday, additional hours/days possible)
Pay: 20-25k pro rata (dependent on quaifications and experience)
Line Manager: Advocacy Manager
Locations: Edenfield Centre, GMW Mental Health NHS Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich M25 3BL

Our independent advocacy service provides IMHA services for Greater Manchester West medium and low secure, stepdown and tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and we need a new advocate to help provide advocacy in the medium secure services.

The service provides a free, independent and impartial comprehensive advocacy service in line with the Mental Health Act.

A good knowledge of IMHA requirements is necessary, though the advocate will receive internal training and support from our experienced team. Previous advocacy experience is a must, and advocacy and IMHA qualifications would be a strong advantage.

The advocate will typically meet people in person on hospital wards, with duties including

• Briefing patients on their rights under the Mental Health Act, the Human Rights Act and related legislation
• Supporting and if necessary representing clients in a variety of meetings and situations and working towards developing self advocacy

As part of the team, the advocate will help promote the integration of independent rights-based support within mental health services, including criminal justice and social care.

Please note a full DBS check is required.



Please direct enquiries to amber@mindinsalford.org.uk

Please note we are also looking for sessional advocates to work in the community and IMHA settings to cover leave and busy periods, and currently have demand. Session Advocate Required

Contact Info

Mind in Salford
The Angel Centre
1 St. Philips Place
M3 6FA

0161 212 4880

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