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» Applications open for Trainee PWP's to start in Feb 2022

Applications opened today for the next cohort of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) trainees to start in Feb 2022. This is a great opportunity for someone considering or build on a career as a qualified mental health professional and ‘earn as you learn’. They are keen for local people and people from diverse backgrounds to apply as it is essential for meeting the needs of our local communities.

» VOLUNTEER: Honorary Counsellors at WGN

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is a specialist organisation leading in developing and delivering innovative and effective services for women and girls who have experienced all forms of gender-based violence. We seek practitioners for our outstanding therapeutic services across London, who will thrive in a multi-cultural feminist environment.

» JOB: Black Women’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate at WGN

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Black Women’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Black Women’s ISVA) to join our West London Rape Crisis Service’s ISVA team. The Black Women’s ISVA will provide high quality, specialist support to women in West London who have experienced any form of sexual violence and are engaging (or considering engaging) with the criminal justice system.

» JOB: Pan-London Black Women’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate at WGN

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is currently recruiting a Pan-London Black Women’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate. This post holder will support women and girls who cannot access an ISVA in their local area or who are on a waiting list and need rapid interim support or advice. Closing date for applications is 11th October 2021.

» NHS Cadets: Start your pathway info healthcare

Reach your potential with NHS Cadets and learn the skills you need to support vital healthcare teams across the country. NHS Cadets is a new programme created by St John Ambulance in partnership with the NHS, providing opportunities to explore skills, knowledge and volunteering roles within healthcare. It is aimed at young people aged 14 to 18 who are from communities currently under-represented within the NHS and St John Ambulance.

» JOB: Community Development Worker (Training Scheme) at ClementJames Centre

The role of the Community Development Worker is a varied one and includes delivering our bespoke Employment Programme to local adults and young people, supporting with a range of health and wellbeing projects, and providing Literacy and Numeracy support to children and adults.

» Volunteer for Mentoring for Mums programme

Volunteer for Westminster Befriend a Family's Mentoring for Mums programme and support mums with parenting challenges, getting into employment and education and providing a listening ear. You will get Mentoring training, monthly supervision, one to one support, and a sense of empowerment and achievement.

» Volunteer with Homestart

Volunteer with Homestart! In these challenging times support for vulnerable families is needed more than ever! Could you befriend and telephone a family every week to offer friendship, practical advice, and emotional support? Or help a pregnant woman prepare for her new baby? If so, this volunteer role is perfect for you!

» Universal Credit and Mental Health Research Project - request for participants

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is undertaking a new research project focused upon universal credit and mental health. The aim of the research is to investigate whether the DWP are meeting their duties under the Equality Act 2010, for disabled claimants and whether reasonable adjustments are being made when required.

» NHS Cadets Project at St John Ambulance (plus job & volunteer opportunities)

NHS Cadets aims to attract young people into careers in the healthcare system and develop their skills through a 36 week programme so that they are ready to fully sustain themselves in health volunteering opportunities. The programme also currently has some Job and Volunteer opportunities for staff and volunteers to support the project.

» Breast Screening in London - Involvement opportunity

Imperial College London is working with Public Health England to understand some of the challenges faced by women in London to attending breast cancer screening. The number of women who choose to take up breast screening has been falling, and since the COVID-19 pandemic this is only getting worse, with a backlog of 1 million missed appointments. For this we are looking to understand the perspectives of women aged between 47 and 73 in London. We are especially interested in the experiences of women from ethnic minorities, those with multiple medical problems or who have decided not to attend previously.

» Resonate Arts is seeking Creative Befrienders!

Do you love using/sharing 'art’ to prompt creative moments and enjoyment with others? Would you help us to support a person living with dementia to lessen the social isolation and loneliness they face? If your answer is ‘yes’ then please DO join us as a volunteer Creative Befriender.