Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
Let’s TALK is a SAMH community based project challenging mental health stigma and discrimination.. The project works specifically with grassroots groups in the local community and 3rd Sector staff in service delivery roles in areas of deprivation that have high levels of poor mental health, suicide rates, and large CAMHS waiting lists.
Let’s TALK will deliver pop up gatherings, bespoke training workshops, self-management advice, and Mental Health Community Champions and volunteer training ,enabling communities to have open and positive conversations about mental health, have more awareness of support services available in their communities and tackle stigma and discrimination around mental health.
Let’s TALK will take a proactive support by reaching out to groups and individuals rather than expecting them to find it. As the name suggests it wants to get people to be more open to having conversations about mental health. The project aims to enable people to become more confident and knowledgeable on mental health, to develop mental health self-management techniques, to recognise when things might be going wrong for them or someone else and to know what support is available and where to get it.
Let’s Talk will be delivered in accordance with Scottish Government rules and guidance so for the foreseeable future this will mean remote delivery, for example via video calls. Let’s TALK activities will be delivered by the Let’s TALK Project Facilitator and volunteers with lived experience of mental health. The Let’s TALK Project Facilitator will scope, develop and deliver a range of mental health and wellbeing workshops, activities and promotional events within communities and workplace settings..
The Let’s TALK Project Facilitator will be an experienced facilitator of training and groups and ideally have experience of leading a group of volunteers. Knowledge of mental health and working in communities would also be an advantage. The Facilitator will manage existing staff within Let’s TALK and must be an excellent leader with strong management skills.
Closing date for all applications will be Monday 07th December 2020 at 12 noon.
PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.
Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website samh.org.uk.
Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to email@example.com, no other form of application will be accepted.