Platfform, the mental health charity, is at an unprecedented time in the history of the organisation as we have recently revealed our new name, new brand, new strategy and new vision.
With nearly 40 years’ experience supporting people facing challenges with their mental health, we are expanding and diversifying our regional projects and services and deepening our connections in communities. We are part of a growing social movement of organisations and activists who want to create change in the mental health system and beyond. Our new mission will see us build on our successful services, expand our social enterprise model – exploring opportunities to offering wellbeing support to organisations and communities, widen our reach with high profile campaigns and work to affect the change needed in the mental health system and beyond to support sustainable wellbeing for all.
We believe that vision, values, attitude and skills are vital qualities at Platfform, so if you are driven by a belief in social justice, compassionate and a flexible team player with excellent communication and organisational skills we want to hear from you.
Full range of benefits including 6.5% employer pension contribution, excellent career progression opportunities and we actively support flexible, mobile working.
The purpose of this role is to facilitate a 12 week well being programme aimed at groups of parents and siblings who have a child/sibling with mental health needs. Developing and delivering training directly to parents and siblings which is aimed at improving their mental wellbeing, coping strategies, self-management, challenging stigma and promoting peer support networks. One on one support will be provided to parents and siblings accessing the project. Parents and siblings will be mentored and trained to become peer mentors who can help with the delivery of the project. You will supervise , support and provide development opportunities for parents and siblings volunteering as peer mentors. Contributing to the development of Platfform’s training provision and online resources for parents and young people. Working alongside parents and young people to enable them to shape the content and themes of our training through regular engagement activity.