Jobs advertised on our jobs board are from organisations who demonstrate their commitment to supporting Mental Health professionals within education. By encouraging and funding membership of UMHAN they recognise the need for ongoing staff supervision and appropriate CPD to provide the best mental health support to students.

Specialist Mental Health Mentor

Location: Nationwide

Hours: Varied

Salary: £40 p.h outside London, £45 p.h inside London

Closing date: 25/09/2020 

More information:

UMO ( is a leading provider of specialist mentoring services to university and FE students. UMO provides mental health and/or autism spectrum mentoring to students who are studying part time or full time at universities or colleges.

We are looking for dynamic Specialist Mental Health Mentors to work with students who have a diagnosed mental health condition and are studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.

We are seeking various positions nationwide, to work with students, including the following
● Keele
● East Anglia
● Essex
● Sussex (including Brighton)

The person would be available to start within the next month (Sep 2020 to Oct 2020), reporting to the Director at this well-established not for profit organisation. They would be working as a contractor and would be able to commit to 10-15 contact hours per week with the students during term time, taking on students as and when they are referred.

The successful candidate will be/have:

● Registered with BACP, UKCP, HCPC, ACP, BPC, BPS, BABCP, GMC, NMC, UMHAN or other relevant body.

● At least 5 years experience in working with young people or adults who experience personal, social, educational, familial difficulties and/or diagnosed mental health conditions as a social worker, mental health nurse, youth worker, psychologist or other similar capacity.

● A post-graduate qualification and a Bachelor’s degree (min 2:1) with an ability to utilise this experience to appreciate the student’s context.

● High level of competence with methods to apply to working with students with complex mental health conditions.

● Interest and ability to contribute to a professional service development.

● Ability to form good working relationships with others as well as an ability to work independently and part of a team.

● A genuine commitment to the development and ethos of UMO involving cooperation among other specialist mentors and professionals.

● Familiarity with a multi-cultural perspective and experience of working with young people and/or adults from ethnic minority communities.

● Understanding of the impact of medication on the experience of learning.

The principle duties will be to:
● Provide mentoring to students studying for a qualification at university who have a mental health condition.
● Understand the impact of the student’s mental health condition (and the side effects of their medication) on the their ability to learn
● Understand the impact of the mental health condition on the experience of being a university student
● Monitor the student’s mental health condition having the ability to assess risk.
● Provide an intervention that is supportive, reflective and insightful and at times practical and motivating, that will help to:
● Prevent or alleviate relapse and drop out from university
● Encourage the development of personal responsibility and resources within the student to aide their development both in learning and in their emotional life at university
● Offer practical ideas and at times study support
● Reduce the stresses of the university experience and the emotional experience of learning
● Offer feedback to the HEI about the student.
● Maintain records and to keep all student information confidential.
● Participate in clinical supervision and termly team meetings
● Liaise with GPs, referrers and other professional workers.

Successful candidates are provided with, amongst other benefits: clinical supervision, group
supervision and a thorough onboarding process.

If you are interested in the post please send a covering letter and a CV to: [email protected]

Student Wellbeing Services Coordinator (Mental Health) Temporary 

Location: University of Greenwich

Hours: Full time, fixed term (12 weeks)

Salary: £33,797 plus £4,800 London Weighting pa. pro rata

Closing date: 22/9/20

More information:

The Student Wellbeing Service at the University of Greenwich is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Student Wellbeing Services Coordinator (Mental Health), who is available for an immediate start.  The postholder will be providing an effective and responsive service for our students.   An experienced mental health professional, you will bring excellent communication and organisational skills to our dynamic multidisciplinary team. The post is available for up to 12 weeks, whilst the recruitment to the permanent position is undertaken.

If this post is of interest, please send a copy of your c.v. and covering letter to [email protected] , Assistant Head of Student Wellbeing Service, by Tuesday 22 September 2020.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Adviser

Location: London South Bank University

Hours: Full time

Salary: £38,307 to £44,832 includes London weighting

Closing date: 20th September 2020

More information:

Are you a positive, confident individual with significant, recent experience of working with service users with mental health difficulties? Do you have the knowledge and skills to support university students to achieve what they're capable of, even when things are difficult? Would you like to join our hard working, friendly and innovative team? 

You will be a good team player who can also work well independently, you will have excellent communication skills, be able to manage sensitive situations with both students and staff and be enthusiastic about promoting mental health awareness within the University. This is a full time,fixed term contract, ending at the end of July 2021.

Apply here

University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN). c/o The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP Tel: 07510 734544 Registered charity number: 1155038. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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