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Peer Support Mentor (Let’s Talk Project)

Salary Rate: £10.33 per hour

Hours: Total of 4 hours per week (2 hours session work, additional 2 hours for planning and preparation)

Contract: Fixed Term Contract (12 months subject to review)

Location: Leeds

People in Action have an exciting opportunity for an individual with a lived experience of mental health difficulties to facilitate a pilot peer support group for our members to enable men and women with learning disabilities and autism to talk about mental health issues.

The successful candidate will be able to achieve a stable rate of attendees to the programme and support and motivate members to have a secure open forum to discuss mental health and wellbeing issues and making positive changes to their lives.

The peer support mentor will facilitate the sessions whilst keeping members safe, information confidential and ability to empower members to participate during the group session. You will be highly organised, a strong understanding of mental health difficulties and have the ability to work unsupervised during group sessions.

Closing date: Sunday 7 April 2019

One to One Support Support – Count Me In Service

Salary Rate: £8.01 per hour

Hours: Various

Location: Various locations in and around Leeds

To provide one to one support that is tailored to meet the individual needs of the Member and fulfill their personal goals.

To support Members who have mild, moderate to complex needs and/or challenging behaviour, with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s and mental health difficulties.

The Support Worker will support the Members to access services or activities of their choice.

This will require a flexible and imaginative approach to fulfilling the choices requiring building up of knowledge and contacts within local services.

To apply for any of the above positions please visit our website on
Alternatively you can contact Leigh-Ann Hays via email on or 0113 244 3729 to request an application form or further information.
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Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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