New Year Jobs Fair

 

 

Are you considering a new job for 2019?

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind has vacancies in a range of rewarding roles supporting local people experiencing mental health issues.

We invite anyone interested in working for our charity to join us at our jobs fair in Coventry in January, to find out more about Coventry and Warwickshire Mind and discuss our current vacancies.

Please join us if you’re keen on one of the roles listed below, or spread the word among those who you think might be interested.

 

Current Vacancies:

  • Intensive Recovery Support Workers, Coventry
  • Registered Nurses, St Clair Gardens, Coventry
  • Support Staff, Coventry Wellbeing Hub
  • Maintenance Worker, Coventry
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Trainer, Nuneaton and Bedworth
  • CAMHS LAC Practitioners, Coventry and Warwickshire

 

Jobs fair information:

 

When: Saturday 5 January 2019, 12noon – 4pm

Where: St Clair Gardens, Livingstone Road, Foleshill, Coventry, CV6 5AR

Contact: For more information about the jobs fair, please call St Clair Gardens on 024 7655 5387.

Year of Wellbeing 2019

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is proud to support the Year of Wellbeing.

L – R Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus driver, Dave Allen, Cllr Kamran Caan, Chair of Coventry Health and Wellbeing Board, Steven Hill, CEO of Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, and Adrian Collins, Year of Wellbeing blogger

The Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing is a unique partnership between Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Boards, the first of its kind in the country, to address challenges which affect us all.

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind shares the Year of Wellbeing’s vision for a strong community, inspired and empowered to take action to improve health and wellbeing for themselves and others in 2019 and beyond.

Steven Hill, CEO of Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, said: “We are delighted to support the Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing to improve the health and wellbeing of all in our area.

“The Year of Wellbeing, 2019, is already shaping up to be exciting year for our charity as we continue to work hard to ensure sure no-one experiences a mental health problem alone with a range of free to access services.

“Our new-look Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus goes public in January with a number of scheduled stops across Coventry and Warwickshire. All are welcome to get on board where you can get advice and information.

“Our bus is one of a range of ways we reach out to communities, along with a number of Wellbeing Hub drop-ins, some of which open every day of the year.

“We also encourage everyone to join us for RED January, a move every day challenge for the start of 2019 to help manage mental health through physical activity.

“For the Year of Wellbeing and beyond, we urge everyone to focus on their mental wellbeing as well their physical health, and Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is here to help anyone who needs it.”

 

For more information about the Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing, click here.

Blue Light Programme

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is proud to announce involvement with the Blue Light Programme.

The Blue Light Programme is a service to provide targeted mental health support to our emergency services staff and volunteers. The project is funded until 31st March 2019.

What is the Blue Light Programme?

We know that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Our independent research shows that the estimated quarter of a million people who work and volunteer in our emergency services are even more at risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the general population, but are less likely to get support.

In an independent survey commissioned by Mind of more than 3,500 blue light personnel, 87.5% said they had experienced stress and poor mental health while working for blue light services and almost half (44%) thought colleagues would be treated less favourably if they disclosed a mental health problem at work. Because of this, Mind launched the Blue Light Programme in March 2015 with the mission of empowering emergency service employers, employees, new recruits and volunteers to promote and support better mental health, both individually and in the workplace.

Emergency service workers do an extremely challenging job day in, day out, frequently encountering traumatic situations. Staff and volunteers will always need support with their mental health, so they can continue responding to people in difficulty. That’s why we want to create lasting change in this sector.

What is available

Information and literature

Service specific literature available from mind.org.uk/bluelight

Blue Light info line: 0300 303 5999, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm, calls charged at local rates. Text: 84999

1:1s

For those experiencing emotionally difficult times and to support individuals to make positive changes. This could include practical problem solving, self-help strategies, action planning or support to identify more specialist/in-depth services.

Trauma training workshop

Designed for face-to-face delivery to emergency service staff and volunteers who have an interest in learning more about trauma and PTSD, and supporting those who might have experienced trauma. The course isn’t intended to diagnose individuals who are presently experiencing symptoms of trauma or PTSD.

Peer support training

Peer support is about the relationships that people build as they share their own experiences to help and support each other. It is about helping people to recognise and realise their strengths and abilities, acknowledging that people may have problems but these problems do not define them.

Mental health awareness workshop

Delivered in support of the above workshops; to promote mental health and raise awareness of emotional wellbeing

Becoming a Blue Light Champion

An employee or volunteer in the emergency services who takes action in the workplace to raise awareness of mental health and challenge mental health prejudice.

Blue Light staff and volunteers regularly bear witness to traumatic events, and we want to be able to support them with managing their daily mental health needs, and prepare them with knowledge and information should they need future provision.

If you have any further questions, please contact Fatima (fatima.ali@cwmind.org.uk) or Denise (denise.lindsay@cwmind.org.uk).

CAASS Adult Autism Service

Are you an adult living with Autism?

CAASS (Community Adult Autism Support Service) is for adults living with Autism in Coventry and Warwickshire.

What is CAASS?


Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is trialling, for one year, a new Community Adult Autism Support Service (CAASS) in partnership with Springfield Mind and Act for Autism.

CAASS services

Weekly peer support groups

A safe space for people with Autism to:

  • Meet with others on a regular basis
  • Socialise with people in similar situations
  • Plan and agree group activities

6 Week Autism Education Programme

Weekly 2 hour sessions will focus on:

  • Understanding Autism – what do we know about Autism?
  • Autism and positive wellbeing – working towards a more enjoyable, improved life
  • Understanding sensory needs
  • Communication skills – including social anxiety,
  • Friendships and social media
  • Anxiety management – coping with distress and managing emotions
  • Wider sources of support available

How will CAASS support help?

Support is aimed at providing individuals with the opportunity to:

  • Understand what autism is and how it affects them individually
  • Increase self-help strategies to better manage their emotional and mental wellbeing
  • Feel more confident to engage with others and community activities
  • Positively move forward independently to a more fulfilling life

Who is it for?

CAASS is available to adults who have or are waiting for an Autism assessment, or those who believe they are Autistic and would like further support.

Where will activities take place?


All activities will be provided across a range of venues in Coventry and Warwickshire.

How to take part

You can either self-refer or a professional can refer you.


Places in all our activities are limited. To check availability, we advise you contact us in advance.

If our support is not for you, we will help with information on other support and/or community services to suit your needs as appropriate.

What to expect

We will ask you to:

  • Provide personal details about yourself and information on support already in place
  • Complete forms during and post activities to tell us how support has helped and what else you would have liked that wasn’t available

Contact us


For more information about CAASS support services, we will need your:

  • name
  • contact details
  • postcode, and
  • service you are interested in

You can contact us and/or
leave a message in one of
the following ways:


t: 024 7771 4545
e: caass@cwmind.org.uk
w: www.cwmind.org.uk

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