Dudley Mind

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About Dudley Mind

We are Dudley Mind, part of the Mind family. We are a local mental health charity that aims to improve and promote recovery and wellbeing for people in the Dudley borough affected by poor mental health.

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Poetry workshop

Our next #free #poetry workshop via Zoom will be on Wednesday 14th April 7pm - 9pm. Existing and new members are welcome. If you would like to join in on the workshop please email enquiries@dudleymind.org.uk and we will send you information on how to join the zoom meeting.

Bipolar support group

Our Bi-Polar Support Group's next meeting via zoom will be on Wednesday 13th April at 5pm - 6pm. If you have bi-polar and would like to join please call us on 01384 442938 or email enquiries@dudleymind.org.uk

Stay Positive Hypno Course

We have one place left on our next Stay Positive Hypno Course starting 26/5/21 and we are now taking registrations for places on the following group on the 23/6/21. To book a place please contact Simon on 01384 685062 or email simon.bennett@dudleymind.org.uk

Do you need support with doing things online?

Do you need support with doing things online? Black Country Click Start will be available at our office in a COVID safe environment during May and June to offer one to one support. If you would like to arrange support please contact Simon on 01384 685062 or email simon.bennett@dudleymind.org.uk

Online Adult Mental Health First Aid Course

We have dates for our next online Adult Mental Health First Aid course starting Monday 10th May priced only £150 per-person.

To book a place please email sandra.vaughan@dudleymind.org.uk
10 May 2021 at 2:00pm
until 10 May 2021 at 4:00pm
The Mind Hub
Bushey Fields Hospital, Bushey Fields Road

Places available on our Youth Mental Health First Aid course

We still have places available on our Youth Mental Health First Aid course starting Tuesday 20th April priced at only £150 per-person.

To book your place please email sandra.vaughan@dudleymind.org.uk
20 Apr 2021 at 10:00am
until 20 Apr 2021 at 12:00pm

Jolly Joggers - Free couch to 5k programme!

It has been a while, but our free Jolly Joggers couch to 5k programme is back! Registrations are open for the next group starting on Saturday 17th April, 10:15am, West park, Wolverhampton with COVID 19 protocols in place to keep everyone safe. Registrations must be made through Dudley Mind, register your free place here: https://dudleymind.org.uk/jolly-joggers.php
17 Apr 2021 at 10:15am
until 17 Apr 2021 at 11:00am

4 week hypnotherapy course

We are now taking bookings for our next 4 week hypnotherapy course for the next course starting 28/4/21. Places are limited to 3 per course, weekly, for 4 weeks. Register your place here: https://dudleymind.org.uk/stay-positive.php

Job Opportunity: Mental Health Liaison Employment Officer

Mental Health Liaison Employment Officer.

  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (may include the occasional weekend.

  • Contract: Fixed term from 7th June 2021 until 14th January 2022 (to be confirmed)

  • Salary: £25,000 pro rata (total salary for fixed term £14,583,33)

  • Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer.

  • Responsible for: No line manager responsibilities.

  • Liaise with: Line Manager, Communication support, MHELW from other local Mind Associations, representatives from Mind and the Mentor project, people with mental health problems, their employers and representatives from mental health services (statutory and non-statutory)

  • Based in: Head office in Dudley at Bushey fields Hospital - to work from head office.

  • annual leave: 25 days pro rata plus bank holidays (18 days actual)

  • Pension: Pension scheme available.

  • Travel: Must have full driving licence and access to a car for irreguarl travel for which reimbursement of out of pocket expenses is available.
Job Purpose

The MHELW will provide support to employees identified as having significant mental health problems (i.e., those who are currently receiving NHS primary and secondary mental healthcare support), to remain engaged and productive at work. The worker will act as a liaison between employees, employers and mental healthcare providers to provide tailored advice and support on what good workplace wellbeing practices look like for each individual and how stakeholders can help achieve this.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the MHELW will provide support online with some optional sessions to be provided face to due to ongoing home working and social distancing requirements during the epidemic and beyond. face (NB. Availability of face to face sessions will be dependent on Covid-19 restrictions, and Covid-19 secure workplaces.)

The MHELW will not provide formal (e.g. manualised) psychological therapy for employees.

  • An ethos that recovery is likely and therefore work can be maintained.

  • Zero exclusion – a person’s desire to be employed is the only criterion for access to employment support. Individual characteristics like work history, current mental health symptoms, addiction issues, and convictions do not affect access, but will be used to tailor the intensity of employment support.

  • The support provided is based on employee preferences, within the set boundaries of the role.

  • The MHELW is independent. The worker will provide support in the best interests of the employee. However, the worker will focus on the needs of both the employee and employer - this is based on the idea that it is in the interests of both the employer and employee that the individual be supported to continue to work and be productive.

  • The support to the employee and employer will be individually tailored, but will in general terms involve:

    a. Stage 1 - preparatory meetings with both parties where process and desired outcomes are explored; education about mental health, work and productivity will be provided.

    b. Stage 2 - involving tailored support regarding advice and support around good workplace wellbeing practices, adaptations to be made and mental health literacy;

    c. Stage 3 – review, future planning and MHELW exit plan.

    Person Specification Experience & Qualification

  • A minimum of 6 months of providing mental health/wellbeing services.
  • Experience in providing advice, information and support about workplace wellbeing and positive mental health at work.
  • Experience of working with healthcare providers to achieve positive outcomes for service users.
  • Experience of project working, including project management skills, ability to work to Key performance Indicators and Deadlines, and to produce reports.
  • knowledge
  • Knowledge of the issues related to supporting people with a range of mental health issues.
  • Knowledge of the current trends in the workplace mental health and interventions to support good mental health at work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ICT - including experiences of MS Office, video conferencing software and working with Client Relations Management databases.
  • Abilities
  • Ability to motivate people to engage in self-help activities.
  • Ability to actively listen.
  • Ability to offer various pathway options and promote client autonomy
  • Ability to identify and manage risk incidents.
  • ability to work as part of a small team and to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to liaise with a range of businesses and partners.
  • Ability to carry out a range of office tasks (telephone, word processing, taking bookings, report writing, using databases) accurately without supervision.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service, both in terms of hours and role, including face-to-face and remote work, with potential for occasional evening and weekend working.
  • Ability to self-reflect and identify recommendations or areas for improvement for the pilot.
  • Clean driving licence, access to a vehicle and willingness to drive across the project area.

  • Download the application pack

    If you are interested in applying for this position please download an application pack here which contains further details and guidance on how to apply for the position.

    Closing date for this position is 9:00am Wednesday 14th April 2021

    Interviews will take place on Thursday 29th April.

    Carers group, changes to days.

    Our weekly carers group will now meet every Friday instead of every Wednesday. Times remain the same from 10am - 12pm. Call 01384 685060 or email raymondreklaw@gmail.com to join