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Role Title: Crisis Peer Practitioner Job Types: Part-time, Contract Salary: Up to £20,680.00 per year
Havant and East Hants Mind has run a range of Recovery and Crisis services for adults with mental health problems in Hampshire for over 30 years. We offer a variety of interventions and support to work with people with complex mental health problems in their recovery. This ranges from assessments, one-to-one work, review sessions, crisis support planning, and group work, to outreach into the community to support people to manage their own mental health needs.
This is an exciting time to join Havant and East Hants Mind in a project which places peer support at the centre of improving people’s mental health and wellbeing. The role of Crisis Peer Practitioner has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of mental health problems in crisis. Through sharing wisdom from their own experiences, Crisis Peer Practitioners will inspire hope and belief in others that recovery is possible.
Havant and East Hants Mind is partnering with Solent Mind and Solent NHS to provide this formalised peer support and practical assistance to service users via the Harbour Helpline as well as imbedding wellbeing peer support in the Havant and East Hants Wellbeing Centre.
The project with Solent NHS and Solent Mind will be provided during the evenings (2.5 sessions a week, 4pm – 11:30pm) via virtual means by text and telephone.
Last week we delivered another enjoyable and interactive training session for one of our partners, Eastleigh Rugby Football Club. At the end of the session they showed us their new kit, with our logo on the sleeve.
On Friday 24th September Hampshire FA and Official Charity Partner, Havant and East Hants Mind, brought together a variety of local organisations to take part in a ‘World Mental Health Day Tournament’. The tournament was a fun and casual event, with teams from organisations including Saints Foundation, Eastleigh and District Mini Soccer League, AFC Stoneham and Hampshire FA.
The aim of this new initiative was two-fold; firstly, to give the individuals involved in the event the opportunity to get active and open up about mental health to others in the local grassroots football community, with mental health support available on the day and post-event from Havant & East Hants Mind. Secondly, to use the event as the focus of a new promotional video that will launch today, 10th October #WorldMentalHealthDay 2021; to illustrate the importance of mental wellbeing, particularly within grassroots sport.
Discussing the tournament, Hampshire FA Chairman James Pearson said, “Throughout the tournament, it was fantastic to see members from every organisation speak really openly to Havant and East Hants Mind about their personal experiences with mental health. Importantly, we’ve been able to capture these conversations on camera; this will make a huge difference for a lot of people across the local community that might be experiencing something similar, but feel alone, or not know where to turn to. We’re hoping that when we share some of these conversations as part of our World Mental Health Day promotional video in partnership with Havant and East Hants Mind, we can show people that actually you’re not alone and there are people and organisations out there who can help you.”
James Pearson explained, “I would urge everyone from across the grassroots community all over the country to view the new video and share it with as many others as you can. It’s a really important message that we need to get out to help people feel comfortable talking about mental health and know where they can find support if needed.”
Havant and East Hants Mind’s Head of Community Engagement & Communications, Mike Craft said “Today has included an amazing range of conversations regarding personal experiences and insights with mental health and general wellbeing. A huge thank you to all the coaches, officials and players that shared their experiences today. Our discussions will be part of a video that will reach thousands of people across Hampshire, tackling stigma and showing it is ok to be affected by a mental health illness; many of us are. And that if you are affected, there is support for you. Additionally, if someone watches our video and wants to find out more or get involved in our work at sports clubs please visit our website (easthantsmind.org) and contact us”.
Six teams from across Hampshire contested the World Mental Health Day Tournament, featured in the video. Team played each other once in league format, before the top four battled it out in semi-final knock-outs. In the end, it all came down to a penalty shoot-out in the final between AFC Stoneham and Hampshire FA Reds. Thanks to some Goalkeeping heroics in the shoot-out from Hampshire FA’s new Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer, Dean Jones, Hampshire FA just beat AFC Stoneham to the trophy. However, the more important victory was promoting the importance of mental wellbeing to the football community.
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Great to be able to support this fantastic new initiative between @HampshireFA and their Official Charity Partner, @HEH_Mind!
If you haven't seen the video that was produced for #WorldMentalHealthDay yet, please take a look via the link below 👇👀