Location: Across Greater Manchester

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary:£17,418 – £18,070 per annum

Length of contract: 12 months fixed-term, continued subject to funding

About you

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about improving mental health to join us and support people who are in crisis overnight. Use your experiences, personal and professional, to help make a real difference to the lives of people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks and suicidal thoughts.

This Sanctuary is available to residents (ages 18+) living in:

  • Manchester, Trafford, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Glossop, Wigan and Leigh– from 8pm – 6am
  • Bolton– from 4pm – 12am (midnight)
About the role

As a Support Worker, you will provide a welcoming, comfortable and safe experience for the people we support – delivering telephone and 1-1 support sessions. As someone who is passionate about mental health, this role will allow you to make a real difference to the wellbeing of the people who access our service.

Self Help positively welcomes applications from people with personal experience of mental health problems.

We can provide excellent opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development through regular supervision and training opportunities.

We welcome applications from people with personal experience of mental health problems.

How to apply

For more information about this post please contact Joanne Harding at:Joanne.Harding@selfhelpservices.org.uk

To apply for this post, please complete the application form below and email it to:recruitment@selfhelpservices.org.uk

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The closing date for applications is Friday 4 May.

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Coronavirus update

In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

We are also no longer holding groups inside. We’re currently arranging alternatives where possible through considering walking or virtual groups. Please contact your group facilitator, or the centre where the group runs from, for more information.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.


Contact us

Due to changes in our working practice, in response to the coronavirus, we encourage you to contact us via email and refer yourself online where possible.

Please note, from the week beginning Monday, 23 March, we are not picking up post at our offices. If you have sent post to us at any time this week, please contact the relevant service to ensure that we have received it:

Manchester – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: pws.manchester@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Manchester

Stockport – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: stockportpws@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/Stockport

Cheshire – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: talking.therapies.ec@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.mytalkingtherapies.com/

Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: thinkingahead@thebiglifegroup.com or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/thinkingahead

Tameside and Glossop – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: mindsmatter@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/mindsmatter/

eTherapy Salford and Trafford – Any queries about your referral or bookings please email us on: etherapy.admin@selfhelpservices.org.uk or if you wish to make a referral please go to our website at: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/etherapy