Central Notts Mind

Mansfield and Ashfield









Service description

Mind provides localised services for people with enduring mental health issues. These include advice, information, day centres and social integration opportunities.


Learning opportunities

• Experience of working with people with enduring mental health needs

• Working with people with challenging behaviour

• Experience of working in a rehabilitation service

• Working with service users with moderate learning disabilities and complex needs

• Experience of working with alcohol and substance misuse

• Legal and policy issues relating to people with mental health issues. Including Mental Health Acts 1983/2007 and Mental Capacity Act 2005

• Understanding safeguarding vulnerable adults, supporting people and care standards.

• Practice within the principles of anti-discrimination, anti-oppression and equal opportunities

• Broad scope for strategies of intervention and being able to explore putting theory into practice

• Multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working including attendance at Care Programme Approach meetings and reviews

• To access challenging behaviour teams and assertive outreach teams

• Assessment and management of individual’s needs and risk

• Person-centred care planning, monitoring and review

• Support planning in line with the recovery model

• Facilitation of daily living skills including income maximisation and budgeting

• Partnership work

• Liaison with parents/carers

• Crisis intervention

• Practice within a emphasis on reducing dependency and focus on promoting life skills/recovery and greater social inclusion

• Supporting individuals to achieve improved mental health

• Facilitate opportunities to maintain and develop existing relationships as well as enhancing self-esteem and confidence

• Skill teaching/facilitation work to assist individuals to reach skill levels sufficient to enable moving on to more independent living

• Communication and behaviour management skills

• Duty of care

• Learn about medication and relative side effects

• Motivational techniques

• Valuing diversity

• Promoting social inclusion by encouraging service users to create and maintain links with the local community

• Systematic record keeping

• Service quality monitoring

• Understanding valuing people policy and supporting people requirements

• Networking with other professional agencies, both statutory and voluntary sectors

• Opportunity to work in a team, one-to-ones and group work

• Contribute to effective running of the team


Additional information

We have a number of sites so travel is necessary to fully benefit from the placement. Use of a car would be advantageous. 

*This is not a Framework service