Mental Health Mentor

Location: Newman University, Birmingham

Hours: Variable (Weds-Fri)

Salary: £37 p.h.

Closing Date: n/a


We are looking for 1 or 2 mentors who can ideally work on a Wednesday-Friday, are self-employed and meet the DSA criteria. 

Purpose of the Post: 

To provide individual support to students with mental health difficulties and to work with the student to identify and address the ways in which their mental health impacts on their studies and vice versa.  

To promote strategies for independent learning and positive mental well-being. To help enable students to achieve their full potential.  

The mentor will work in close consultation with the Mental Health Adviser, discussing any relevant issues or arising concerns affecting the student, to ensure that the service provided is appropriate, monitored and reviewed regularly.  

Where the support requirements fall beyond the boundaries of the mentoring role, the mentor will provide information and help the student access other support resources within and outside the University.

For a role description and more information contact Lynne Whitlock, Mental Health Adviser at [email protected]

Mental Health Partnerships Manager

Location: University of the West of England, Bristol

Hours: Variable (Weds-Fri)

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322

Closing Date: 21/10/2019


UWE is leading a national project, funded by Office for Students, which will improve access to care for students through creating stronger partnerships between universities and local NHS services. The project is creating Regional Hubs in five cities, each developing an integrated approach between university support services and local mental health services, increasing quality and addressing barriers to accessing support.

The Partnership Manager will oversee development and delivery of the Bristol Hub, building partnerships between UWE, University of Bristol, the Students' Unions and local NHS services. They will act as Project Manager for the Hub, co-ordinating meetings, ensuring delivery of agreed action plans, managing the project evaluation, providing project reports, and liaising with the other Regional Hubs.

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Mental Health Advisor

Location: University Of Law, London

Hours: F/t 35 hours

Salary: up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date: 04/11/2019


The University of Law is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal education and training, working right at the heart of the legal profession. We bring together teaching of the highest quality, a focus on practical skills and innovative learning styles to deliver perfect preparation for life in legal practice and ongoing professional development.

We are in an ongoing, exciting period of growth and expansion, as a result of that we are looking for outstanding people to join our committed and passionate team of professionals.

Based in our London campuses, you will provide expert practical advice and guidance to staff supporting students presenting with mental health issues across a number of ULaw campuses.  Promoting positive mental wellbeing to both staff and students, you will also be responsible for increasing mental health awareness and delivering staff training. You will use your initiative, drive and enthusiasm and work alongside other team members to develop the service and resources available. A key part of the role will be to evaluate and formulate plans with students experiencing complex mental health issues, supporting them to successfully complete their studies. In addition, you will accept and respond to Support to Study and Cause for Concern referrals, assessing risk and making recommendations to panel discussions as required.

You will be educated to at least degree level and hold a mental health or psychological therapy qualification.  It is essential that you are able to prioritise and plan, have an understanding of safeguarding and the ability to develop effective working relationships with stakeholders. You will have excellent customer service and communication skills.  Through your experience, you will be able to demonstrate empathy and an ability to build rapport quickly with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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Mental Health Advisor 

Location: Middlesex University

Hours: Full-time 35.5 hours per week

Salary: ££32,407 per annum (starting salary)

Closing Date: 31 October 2019


Middlesex University’s Counselling & Mental Health team is seeking to recruit a full time Mental Health Advisor (holding a recognised qualification in a profession relating to mental health support or psychological professions Registered Mental Health Nurse, Qualified Social Worker, Occupational Therapist).

Based at our London campus in Hendon, Middlesex University is a vibrant, diverse, and innovative community. Wellbeing Services combine a range of services to deliver holistic support for students, and includes the Counselling & Mental Health team and Disability & Dyslexia Service.
The Counselling & Mental Health team is a busy environment in which to work and is currently in an exciting phase of expansion and development. As a member of the Counselling & Mental Health team you will undertake clinical assessments and deliver short-term psychotherapeutic interventions to students experiencing medium to long-term /enduring and/or complex mental health difficulties to enable them to succeed at University. You will provide emergency response to students experiencing mental health crisis, facilitating effective liaison between key stakeholders in supporting the student.

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Specialist Mentor - (Mental Health & Autism Spectrum Disorders)

Location: University of Winchester

Salary: £28,331 to £33,797 per annum, pro rata (actual salary £18,420 to £21,973.88 per annum)

Hours: 37 hours per week, 30 weeks per year

Closing Date: 5th November


Student Services are looking for a Specialist Mentor (Mental Health & ASD) to join their busy team.  You will provide one-to-one mentoring support for students with diagnosed mental health conditions and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders, and will work to assist students’ independent learning through ‘life skills’ support.

You will have an honours degree (in any subject) and a qualification in the fields of social work, mental health nursing, or psychological therapies.  In all circumstances, you must meet the DSA DfE Mandatory Criteria for Band 4 Specialist Mentor - Mental Health and you must also meet the DSA DfE Mandatory Criteria  for Band 4 Specialist Mentor – Autism Spectrum Conditions or be willing and able to complete appropriate Autism training as directed by line management. You will have experience of working in the area of mental health support and will be committed to disability equity.  Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are essential together with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Interview date:  14 November 2019

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