Mental Health Adviser

Location: Abertay University, Scotland

Hours: Part time (0.8 fte)

Salary: Grade 6 - £27,511 - £32,817 pro-rata

Closing Date: 26/01/20


The Counselling and Mental Health Service currently has a vacancy for a Mental Health Adviser.  Reporting to the Senior Counsellor, the principal task is to provide short-term sets of therapeutic focused interventions for students who have disclosed serious and enduring mental health difficulties, working closely with other University services and with external services. The post holder will also a play leading role in ensuring a co-ordinated response to any concerns about individual students' mental health, promote positive mental wellbeing to students, and be responsible for increasing mental health awareness and delivering staff training.  The post holder will be educated to at least degree level and hold a mental health, nursing, social work or psychological therapy qualification.  Ideally, candidates would have a minimum two years' post-qualification experience in a therapeutic setting and have a solid understanding of safeguarding issues. 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.

It is essential to have the ability to manage competing demands. This will require both effective planning and a willingness to work flexibly within a close-knit team environment.

Additionally, the Service is looking for individuals who are committed to personal and professional development both for themselves and for the clients they serve.

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Mental Health Worker

Location: University of Plymouth

Hours: Full time

Salary: £30,942 to £33,797 per annum - Grade 6

Closing Date: 03/02/20


We are recruiting for an innovative mental health practitioner to join our highly regarded, Mental Health Team within Student Services.

The Mental Health team provides a range of tiered interventions, ranging from Duty, Mental health assessments, risk assessment and planning and fitness to study/ learning support plans.  The team also provide training and consultation to staff and the wider university, on matters of student health and welfare.

Working closely with faculty teams, you will support our students with moderate to complex mental health needs. The role involves working closely with our internal and external partners, both statutory and non-statutory, in ensuring a service, which enhances and compliments the overall student experience. 

You will have experience of case management relating to clients with a range of mental health issues across a range of presentations and will bring enthusiasm and creativity.  You will also have relevant qualifications (or equivalent experience) including professional membership/registration in the areas of either Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Youth Work, Probation or allied health professions, and/or will have significant experience of working in the field of mental health.  Experience of working in higher education is desirable but not essential.

You will contribute to the development of mental health services for students whilst working closely with other Professional Services, Academic Departments, the Students' Union and community based agencies.

Core to our service is promoting wellbeing and good mental health. So the right candidate will be passionate about ensuring our services meet the needs of students and supports them at key points of the academic year (such as induction) or when they need it most (for instance, when problems arise).

You'll be an excellent team player, working sometimes with staff outside of your own area of responsibility or expertise and will be comfortable working under pressure.

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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]

Specialist Mental Health Mentors

Location: Southampton

Salary: £35 p.h.


Closing date:


Mulberry Education is looking for:

Specialist Mental Health Mentors
Autistic Spectrum Mentors
Autistic Spectrum Study Skills & Strategies Support workers
SpLD Study Skills & Strategies Support workers

Mulberry Education, an independent Non-Medical Help Provider run by Jacob and Bil, is looking to expand our team of self-employed Specialist Support Workers in the Southampton Area.

We’re passionate about helping others develop and learn. We believe higher education is a valuable life experience that can be made more accessible to people who have barriers to learning resulting from disability, mental health condition, specific learning difficulty or specific cognitive difference.

The Specialist Support Workers we work with provide friendly, personalised, one-to-one support to higher education students to help them to address their barriers to learning.
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If you fulfil the DSA-QAG mandatory criteria for any or all of these roles (*see link below) and are interested in working with us, please get in touch by one of these methods:

Phone Bil on 07930 713 788 or Jacob on 07930 713 752
Email us at [email protected]
Message us via our ‘Contact Us’ page on our website:

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