Changing minds, changing lives
Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all.
Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.
Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place. We inform and influence the development of evidence-based mental health policy at national and local government level. In tandem, we help people to access information about the steps they can take to reduce their mental health risks and increase their resilience.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with us to maintain, promote and develop the aims and values of the foundation in education settings with a focus on bringing to life the key messages and ambitions of our “Make it Count” campaign in Scotland; our campaign to improve mental health outcomes for school aged children.
MHF Scotland are looking to recruit a Project Coordinator to lead the implementation of two new programmes to be piloted in schools across Scotland; “MHF Stress Less” and the “MHF Peer Education Programme”, while engaging pupils, parents and schools with campaign activities more broadly.
The individual should demonstrate their skills and experience in the design and delivery of learning experiences in educational and/or community settings, as well as excellent organisational and project management skills. Strong communication skills, the ability to work well independently and part of a team, as well as the ability to engage a range of audiences (pupils, teachers and parents) is essential along with a demonstrable understanding of public mental health, education and equality.
To target and develop purposeful links with children and young people (C&YP) particularly those from black and minority ethnic (B/ME) communities in West/South West Edinburgh
To develop and deliver SCOREscotland’s Child and Family Additional Support Service;
to respond to substantial need for additional support amongst some B/ME families in liaison with our Y&CDO and to represent these needs (in tandem with this officer) to other relevant agencies where required.
To promote C&YP’s health and wellbeing and better outcomes
The Digital Access Worker will be responsible for delivering an innovative programme of digital engagement activities including; client support, adviser training, community projects and the publication of two guides. The posts require excellent to expert level IT skills and knowledge of advice, community or legal work. Details in application pack.
The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support.
SAMH Tools for Living™ is a personal development programme - a range of workshops, designed to help individuals in their journey to healthier lives and employment. Tools for Living™ aims to help people develop their knowledge, confidence and skills in a variety of areas, by creating opportunities to get together with others to:
· Hear about successful approaches (self-management)
· Learn from each other (peer support)
· Be energised to make positive changes (recovery)
SAMH’s Tools for Living™ is built on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It also harnesses a range of social care, psychological leadership and employment theories such as person centered planning tools, change theory, personal motivation and reverse career planning. It consists of 21 workshops arranged into 3 distinct programmes.
This is the most challenging and rewarding job you may ever apply for. The positive impact you can make on peoples’ lives will be down to the quality of support you provide as well as knowing your work will positively improve the lives’ of your customers and the wider community.
Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as a Tutor, you’ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed customers to develop personal skills. They will each require different support so you’ll be doing a job that’s varied, challenging and genuinely rewarding.
Whatever your experience, we need people with an open-minded, determined attitude who can motivate and inspire both themselves and their customers to succeed. You will need to be comfortable working on your own initiative without the day to day presence of line management and one of your strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships.
As this post will involve travel across various locations a full driving license and access to your own transport is essential.