Personal Mental Health Champion

Personal Mental Health Champion

Personal Mental Health Champion
Salary: £28,000 a year
Job type: Full time FTC
Location: Birmingham

Do you want to make a real difference to the mental health of our clients in the community?

There are challenging, exciting and rewarding roles, here at Better Pathways!

Better Pathways are recruiting for a full time Personal Mental Health Champion who will be required to work in partnership with a range of delivery partners and agencies to create effective and seamless progression pathways for project participants.

It will principally involve developing specialist intervention support to provide wrap-around support services to young people with mental health needs who are already engaged on the Youth Promise Plus (YPP) project and are referred for more specialist support by existing YPP provider agencies. These include Birmingham Careers Service, Birmingham Youth Service, Birmingham Children’s Trust, Birmingham City Council Employment and Skills, Solihull Council, University Hospital Birmingham Training Consortium, Prince’s Trust and Change, Grow Live. This service will be delivered in an environment where the young person feels comfortable including their own homes.

This is a challenging, exciting, and rewarding role working for a well-established Charity with experience of supporting the local community for over 50 years.


Job Summary:

The Personal Mental Health Champion will deliver the following:

  • Manage a defined caseload, using evidence based/person centred principles to assess, plan, implement, evaluate interventions in a range of settings.
  • Provide an initial assessment of the young person’s needs to ensure their needs are accurately identified and an initial review of the YPP commissioned health provision’s ability to deliver this.
  • Develop a Mental Health Action Plan to support each participant in maintaining their YPP journey, supported by a dialogue with their existing YPP support worker from the referring YPP organisation.  This Mental Health Action Plan must be developed in partnership with and signed by the participant.
  • Provide person centered one to one participant support for registered YPP participants referred in by partners or the contracted provider, or self-referred
  • To assess clinical risk and support the stabilisation of a young person’s mental health where this is challenging their ability to maintain their YPP journey.
  • Provide practical assistance to maintain their journey in YPP. This will include exploring self-care and coping strategies.
  • Mentoring and liaison support to help maintain engagement with any other mental health support services with which the young person is linked.
  • Navigation of mental health services and support to enable the young person to remain within and benefit from this provision. Support to enter additional mental health provision where this is necessary. This will require extensive knowledge and ability to interact with local mental health services in Birmingham and Solihull
  • To demonstrate and apply an understanding of the effects of mental health and recommend actions/ adaptations to the participants social and physical environment.

You must have previous experience of:

  • working with disabled/disadvantaged young people
  • experience and knowledge of barriers faced by people with mental health issues
  • experience and knowledge of delivering neuro-diverse support
  • Caseload management, providing face to face support, building rapport, and developing trust

Person Specification

Essential Requirements

  • Experience of providing support to young people /adults within mental health service or in a ward or community setting
  • Specialist knowledge and application of current best practice in mental health /clinical speciality
  • Experience of psychosocial interventions
  • Detailed knowledge of health legislation and current practice including CPA and risk assessment management
  • Experience in supporting disabled/disadvantaged young people and knowledge of barriers faced by people with mental health issues
  • Experience and knowledge of delivering neuro-diverse support
  • Caseload management, providing face to face support, building rapport and developing trust

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in a range of clinical settings
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge of a range of community agencies/facilities
  • Membership of special interest groups/networks
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • A commitment to person centered recovery model

    Applying for the role: Please download and complete the Application Form, and return to


    As a Disability Confident employer, we welcome applications from people with disabilities or health conditions. If you need any reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please email the above address with the details.