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Application Deadline
25 June 2024

Contract type
Fixed term contract until 1 May 2025

37 hours per week

£26,485 per year

Main working location

North Kent Mind – lived experience facilitator

Do you have lived experience of mental health issues and are passionate about supporting others? Would you like to work as part of a team with like-minded individuals to provide peer support to group members? We have the exciting opportunity for a lived experience facilitator to join our team and support the delivery of the service user network (SUN) model in West Kent.

What you'll do

In this role you'll:

  • Co-deliver regular SUN groups in the community, both face to face and online, with a clinical facilitator
  • Work in collaboration with the co-facilitator and the SUN members, within support groups, to:
    • Promote peer support and reduce isolation
    • Improve the coping skills of its members
    • Reduce the number of crises that require urgent and unplanned responses from services
    • Facilitate access to other services and sources of support
    • Share and relate own lived experience to SUN members
    • Assist people in understanding their rights and choices within the service
    • Encourage and motivate people to take an active role in their own recovery

About you

We're looking for someone with:

  • Commitment to undertake training on the SUN protocols and methods
  • Commitment to obtaining knowledge regarding mental health with specific focus on complex emotional difficulties and the recovery approach
  • Accredited peer support training or coaching (or be committed to completing this during your role)
  • Personal lived experience of mental health issues related to experiences of complex emotional difficulties
  • Experience supporting others with mental health difficulties

How to apply

For more information about the role, and the benefits of working for us, click apply now at the top of this page. This will take you through to the North Kent Mind website.

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