Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, and Mind are working together to set up this exciting new initiative with the aim of increasing the opportunities for women to support each other through mental health problems. The programme will focus on women who are facing a number of difficulties including homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, offending and mental health problems. It will include a grants programme, learning activities, a detailed evaluation that will be shared widely and will be supported by an independent advisory group. The programme is being funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Tampon Tax fund).
The advisory group will oversee the set-up, delivery and learning of the programme. It will help ensure that it is useful to the women who use it and that women have a say in how it works. The group will be made up of representatives from the women’s, mental health and grants sectors and four women with personal relevant experience. We are looking for women who can draw on their experience of the sort of challenges we want to address including mental health problems, homelessness, drug or alcohol problems or offending. We are keen to hear from women who have experience of receiving or providing support to other women.
We are working to achieve a diverse and representative group. We welcome all applications to ensure our work reaches people from a wide range of backgrounds, including people from disadvantaged and marginalised communities.
If you would like to find out more contact Jan King at [email protected]. To apply complete the downloadable form, addressing how you meet the criteria included in the brief for the role and return it with the equal opportunities monitoring form to [email protected] by 9am on 2nd July 18.
Closing date for applications: 9am on 02 July 18
Interviews will be held on: 9th or 10th July 18
Fee: £100 per meeting plus reasonable travel and subsistence costs
Time commitment: A two hour meeting quarterly from 20 July 18 until November 2019 plus preparation time.
Meeting venue: Central London
How to apply: To apply for this role, please look at the role description and if interested complete and return the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and email them to us at [email protected], stating the Women’s Peer Support Advisory Group in the subject of your email.