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Mental Health Link Worker

A full-time post in our Community Services team.

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We believe that everyone deserves to be supported in their mental health needs and we have a part to play in that.

Our work is guided by our values of:

Openness  |  Belonging  |  Strength  |  Collaboration

Our purpose is to create space where mental health comes first. We do this through working in partnership with other agencies and providing services in a trauma-informed way. The Mental Health Link Worker works collaboratively with Manchester City Council’s Adult Social Care and Safeguarding Services to ensure that people are better able to access appropriate support services for their mental health.

The Link Worker will build collaborative and kind relationships where people feel heard and understood, enabling people to access services and navigate routes to support. They will provide community advocacy, deliver emotional support, make onward referrals and will communicate with community, primary and secondary health care. They will also work to support people to have their practical needs met around income and housing, seeking to reduce the impact these issues have on immediate mental health.

Salary: £24,491

Contract Type: Fixed term for 12 months (extension possible dependent upon funding)

Hours:  35 hours per week

The skills and knowledge that are important to us are:

  • Ability to create a sense of belonging through development of kind relationships that lead to people feeling accepted and heard.
  • Ability to work in a strengths-based way that recognises the potential for people to develop and enable resilience.
  • Knowledge about various ways to provide emotional and therapeutic support for people.
  • Experience of working in a psycho-social way with people experiencing mental health problems.

You can download all application documents here:

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Guidance Notes for Applicants

There is no deadline for this post – we will take the advert down when the job is recruited to.

Manchester Mind is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Manchester Mind sees it as a positive advantage if you have experience of mental health issues and/or have used mental health services, or had experience of volunteering.


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