Job Vacancy : Carers' Support Co-ordinator (Mental Health)
Carers’ Support Co-ordinator (Mental Health)
salary £22,386 (£13.432 pro rata) 21 hours per week
Main purpose of the role is:
to identify and support unpaid carers in Hillingdon, with a particular focus on the provision of services for carers looking after someone with mental ill health to mitigate the sometimes negative impacts of this challenging caring situation;
to work closely with the Hillingdon Carers’ Partnership, the Mental Health Development Officer at Hillingdon Carers, and with carers of someone with mental ill health, to co-design a new range of support services.
The Co-ordinator will liaise with other statutory and voluntary sector agencies to provide an integrated approach to supporting carers who live in the Borough.
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The completed Job Application, together with the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, must be received by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.
Mind Leaders' Conference 2016
Just finished national Mind's Leaders' Conference 2016 at Milton Keynes. The best of the four annual events I've attended.
Excellent speakers, workshops and brief "spotlight" presentations on innovative developments from across England and Wales.
The Mind Network is evidently in very good shape, with a strong sense of cohesion and direction. The challenge now is to convert that into local action for the benefit of Hillingdon residents, and the London Region.
Fartuun Abdirahman : Somali Information and Advice
We are very pleased that Fartuun Abdirahman recently took up post as Somali Information and Advice Co-ordinator.
Fartuun has an academic background in psychology and counselling, and her work experience includes employment with Hillingdon Hospital Urgent Care Centre (Health Connector), Hillingdon CCG (Health Connector), the Gowraar Foundation, and Ealing DAIS (Drugs, Alcohol, Interventions, Support).
The purpose of the service is to provide information and advice to members of the Somali communities in Hillingdon who are experiencing mental health issues.
The expected service Outcomes are :
# members of the Somali communities will report an enhanced understanding of the local pathways to mental health support;
# members of the Somali communities will report increased access to primary care mental health support;
# faith and community leaders within the Somali communities will report a better awareness of mental health issues.
Information and/or advice may be given on the telephone or in a face-to-face interview at a mutually convenient location in the local community.
People seeking information or advice should contact
, or telephone 020 8573 8629. The Co-ordinator may give immediate information or advice on the telephone, or arrange a face-to-face meeting. In some instances the Co-ordinator may refer the enquirer to another service or agency, but will always seek prior consent.
Fartuun works on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and is based at our office in Hayes.