Humans Being runs workshops and courses in Yorkshire to empower people from local communities to improve their mental wellbeing. Working with our partners in the voluntary and community sector, we enable people in particularly difficult circumstances to connect with others, recognise their own strengths, challenge gender stereotypes that may be holding them back and move forward with their lives. We’re a not-for-profit organisation based in Leeds, UK.
We’re currently looking for experienced freelance trainers to run mental wellbeing courses with vulnerable women in Leeds.
We’re looking for trainers who can deliver courses of 6-7 weekly 2 hr sessions via Zoom and (when safe) in person. Courses will start in Autumn 2020 and run indefinitely.
£600 – £700 per course, depending on length.
Closing date 13th Sept 2020
Interview date An informal interview on Zoom will take place during the week beginning 14th September 2020.
About our wellbeing training for women
Humans Being provides wellbeing courses for small groups of women. The courses are run online using Zoom (but may be done in person when safe) and are aimed at women in Leeds that may benefit from learning wellbeing skills and connecting and sharing with others. These include: older women; BAME women; women dealing with mild or moderate anxiety or depression; domestic violence survivors; refugees and asylum seekers; mothers; isolated women.
The sessions are informal and participatory and encourage women to find their strengths and make changes that will improve their wellbeing. The topics we cover are open to group suggestions usually include:
- Putting yourself first
- Focusing on the positives in our lives
- Assertiveness and setting boundaries
- The role of gender stereotypes on women, how to be aware of this and challenge it in and after lockdown
- Dealing with stress, and relaxation techniques
In this role, you will support women to make a big difference to their lives:
“It’s made me into a stronger person inside and that’s happened over just a few weeks!”
“Before the course I just felt so lonely and I felt like I wasn’t good enough and the life I was setting out for my daughters wasn’t good enough. So I decided to reach out and I joined the Humans Being course. From doing stuff with you, I’m now doing stuff at Uni! I know I’m succeeding. I would never have said that before this course.”
“The way I think about things has changed. Before the course I didn’t think about myself first. I didn’t think about my health before the course but now I do – both mental and physical health.”
About the role
Running wellbeing courses (6-7 weekly sessions of 90 -120 minutes) for vulnerable women in Leeds. This will include:
- Delivering weekly wellbeing sessions to groups of 4 – 12 women using our session plans, in person or on Zoom.
- Collecting participant attendance records and feedback including wellbeing scales, personal reflections, case studies and achievements.
- Regular chats with staff to reflect on each session.
- Social media updates after each session.
- Adjusting session material to meet the needs of participants.
- Following up requests from participants for resources, signposting etc.
- Ensuring a safe environment for participants and reporting safeguarding concerns. This includes a commitment to COVID-19 safety, including taking up vaccinations when available.
- [Optional] Set up courses with appropriate groups, including managing relationships with community groups, ensuring recruitment, booking space etc.
- Experience supporting vulnerable people, including people with mental ill-health
- Experience facilitating training or support groups for adults
- ICT skills – Word, Zoom, Social Media
- Passion for and knowledge of gender equality issues
- Able to create relationships with other organisations
- Experience creating course materials
- Social media marketing skills
- Strategic development and planning
- Links and/or lived experience to BAME, LGBTQ+ or other underrepresented communities
- Training or counselling qualifications
Please send CV with a paragraph telling us why you would like to work with us to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note – if you are selected to join our pool of freelance staff, this doesn’t guarantee work.