Roles for service users and carers

We are committed to working and engaging with service users, patients, family, friends, carers and the public in a wide range of ways.

Ensuring that people’s views are heard at all levels and across all parts of the Trust is essential for creating and delivering better health and care services.

Service users and people who look after someone can get involved in the following ways:

  • Providing your views as a representative at a service improvement meeting or working group.
  • Getting involved in the recruitment and selection process of staff.
  • Helping inspect our buildings for the purposes of audit or PLACE Inspection (Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment).
  • Co-deliver our training (as part of the Trust induction or as a Course Tutor for our Recovery Academy)
  • Speaking at an event
  • Contributing to the development of policies or reviewing information
  • And many more.

You will be paid for your time. The rate of pay is £10 per hour. Payment for mileage will be reimbursed at the same rate as our staff who use their own vehicle for business mileage (currently 56p per mile).

When a vacancy is advertised, we are looking for applications from lots of people who have used GMMH’s services, particularly in the last six months, as well as their carers and families.

There may also be occasions when someone with experience of our services over six months ago, either directly themselves, or indirectly as a family member/carer, can apply for a role.

Current opportunities are listed on this page, below, and/or advertised by flyers and on noticeboards in the services where roles are available.

Creativity & Wellbeing Co-Facilitator of Training

We are looking for someone who has used creativity to support their mental health and wellbeing to help us develop and co-facilitate our Trust Recovery Academy course. The course, Using Creativity to Improve Mental Wellbeing, aims to:

  • Understand how creativity can help reduce emotional distress.
  • Explore different creative techniques and the benefits of these.
  • Take part in different arts workshops
  • Explore creative tools that support the expression of emotions.
  • Consider how creative tools can be used in the future.

We are looking for expressions of interest from people who have used creativity to support their own mental health and wellbeing to join our existing trainer.

You will be paid for your time and we will cover any travel expenses. The rate of pay is £10 per hour.

If you are interested in applying for this co-facilitator role, please fill in he application form below and send back to Lucy Burthem, Recovery Academy, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL.

Volunteer Application Form - Template.docx [docx] 2MB

Smokefree Service User Representative

We are working in partnership with The Cure Project.

The Cure Project is a comprehensive tobacco dependency treatment service for patients that smoke and are admitted to hospitals across Greater Manchester.

Together we have reviewed the Trust Policy on becoming a Smoke Free Trust and we're looking for a Service User with lived experience to get involved.

If you have experience of being a service user throughout the implementation of becoming smoke free and would like to get involved in this process, please get in touch.

You will be paid for your time and we will cover any travel expenses. The rate of pay is £10 per hour.

Please contact Sam Stansfield for more information regarding this role or to express your interest, via e-mail to: samantha.stansfield@gmmh.nhs.uk

Smoke Free Service User Representative [docx] 2MB

Co-Facilitator of Training - Understanding & Managing Self Harm Behaviour

We are looking for someone with lived experience of using self-harm as a coping strategy,  to help us co-facilitate a Trust Recovery Academy course. The course, Understanding and Managing Self-Harm Behaviours focuses on:

  • Gaining a better understanding of self-harm.
  • Exploring why people may harm themselves and the purpose this may serve.
  • Exploring a variety of treatment and support options.

Do you have experience of using self-harm as a coping strategy? Do you want to help others gain a better understanding of self-harm and how to support themselves or others? If yes, then we want to hear from you!  

The role will be to join our existing trainer and develop and deliver this one-day course. You will be paid for your time and we will cover any travel expenses. The rate of pay is £10 per hour.

Please contact Lucy Burthem for more information regarding this role. This can be via telephone or e-mail to:

Lucy Burthem on 0161 271 0828 or Lucy.Burthem@gmmh.nhs.uk

Understanding and Managing Self Harm.docx [docx] 2MB

 

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust