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Working at Solent Mind will give you a friendly and flexible working environment, excellent benefits, training opportunities and above all: a place where you can use your lived experiences to really make a difference. 

Please note that we cannot accept CVs for any of our vacancies nor do we accept applications from recruitment agencies and instead ask you to complete and return the application form linked below.  Your application form needs to arrive before the closing date and time. Any applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Peer Support Project Worker

Salary: £19,201 to £20,680 Pro Rata Per Annum
Hours: 22.5 Hours Per Week (days/times negotiable)
Closing date: Mon 02 Nov 2020 (Before 9.00am)

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Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

Our Peer Support & Young People service runs a range of projects across all ages, led by and for people who have experienced a mental health issue. Our innovative Youth Affinity programme, delivered in partnership with the Princes Trust and No Limits, supports young adults to understand, achieve and maintain good mental wellbeing.

As a Peer Support Project Worker, you will be using your own experiences of mental health issues to support, encourage and inspire young people experiencing or at risk of a mental health issue. In particular, you will lead and co-ordinate peer support and mentoring opportunities for young adults, recruit and supervise volunteer mentors and support the wider development of Solent Mind’s work with young people and families.

You will need to have personal, lived experience of a mental health issue, as well experience of working with people with mental health needs and supporting volunteers, excellent communication skills and a strong understanding of the role of peer support in mental health.

For more information on this role please email:

Clare Grant (Head Of Peer Support & Young People) cgrant@solentmind.org.uk


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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Peer Specialist (Crisis Support)

Salary: £19,201 To £20,680 Pro Rata Per Annum (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)
Hours: 16 Hours Per Week (evening and weekend working essential)
Closing date: Mon 02 Nov 2020 (Before 9.00am)

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Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

Solent Mind is proud to be a partner in The Lighthouse - an innovative community based facility which supports people experiencing, or at risk of, a mental health crisis. Delivered in partnership with Southern Health, The Lighthouse offers open access support to visitors 365 evenings per year.

As a key member of team, you will support visitors to The Lighthouse by providing opportunities for them to talk through their issues, develop and use coping techniques and link up with longer term support. Hours will be worked as 4.00pm - Midnight shifts on a rota basis, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours enhancements will apply.

You will need to have personal, lived experience of a mental health issue, as well as the confidence and aptitude to calmly and effectively support people who are distressed and/or in crisis.

For more information on this role please email:

Clare Grant (Head Of Peer Support & Young People) cgrant@solentmind.org.uk


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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

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Benefits of working at Solent Mind

Whichever role interests you, you can expect a friendly and flexible working environment, excellent benefits and training opportunities.

Some of the benefits you can expect being a Solent Mind employee:

Holiday entitlement

25 days annual leave rising incrementally to 30 days per year for staff on permanent full time or part time contracts – pro-rata for part time

pension plan

Subject to you making contributions at 5% of salary, Solent Mind will make contributions at 3% of salary.

Sick pay entitlement

For staff on a permanent contract after 3 months service you can receive 1 month full pay and 1 month half pay, increasing to 2 months full pay and 2 months half pay after 12 months continuous service, and then rising after 24 months continuous service to a maximum entitlement of 3 months full pay and 3 months half pay.

Sick pay is pro-rata for part time staff, just like holiday entitlement.

Employee Assistance Programme

All staff have access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing free access to counselling services.

Learning and Development

We have a learning and development budget set aside to cover training and development for staff which is a requirement for their job or has been identified during appraisal or supervision as a development related need.

Interest-free season ticket and cycle to work scheme

Solent Mind offers an interest-free season ticket loan for travel to work and access to a Cycle to Work Scheme to all members of staff once they have completed three months service.

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