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Senior Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner (Peer) (Bipolar)

  • Full time
  • £24,220 – £28,221
  • Edinburgh & the Lothians
  • Closing 22nd March 2023

  • Advertised from 14th March 2023
  • Full Time – Fixed Term. Specific Hours: 37.5


If you are looking for a rewarding career and to work within an epic team that will help you grow and thrive, then you have come to the right place. Here you can start your day knowing what you do really does make a difference!

Our MH&WB Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of support that is embedded with a trauma informed, and recovery focused therapeutic approach. You will work alongside people to reduce isolation, build resilience and develop community engagement.

Peer work roles have been developed specifically for people who have lived experience around mental health and wellbeing. Through appropriate and intentional sharing of their own experience, peer workers will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, peer workers will promote self-management and opportunities for improved health and wellbeing.

This is a new and exciting opportunity to be part of a partnership approach, working alongside Bipolar Edinburgh offering support specifically to people with a diagnosis of Bipolar. In this role, you will work collaboratively with both organisations at various locations, across Edinburgh and the Lothians, providing 1 to 1 support for those affected by Bipolar. Support is to be provided in an appropriate environment where supported people can expect to be treated with respect, be given the time and space to discuss issues at their own pace, to explore skill development and tools to support them to self-manage.

As practitioner you will support through three stages:

  • At times of distress/ when seeking help to improve their mental wellbeing
  • Ongoing support for approximately 6 to 12 individual sessions
  • Providing a clear and structured ending to support

You will also support Bipolar Edinburgh’s facilitators to deliver group work periodically, and be required to develop, build and maintain professional links in order to deliver outcome focussed support.

Please see our Recruitment Pack for full job description and person specification.


  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance programme
  • Employee Discount Scheme with Vivup
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Full training and professional development

And so much more!

Application notes

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Closing Date: 22 March 2023

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