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Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) is seeking a part-time Peer Support Facilitator with lived experience of postpartum psychosis to manage an innovative collaborative project with Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, providing peer support to women, their partners and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis in Birmingham and Solihull.

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
APP is seeking a part-time Peer Support Facilitator (0.4 FTE) with lived experience of postpartum psychosis to manage an innovative collaborative project with Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Working from home, but with time at the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) and with the community team, you will be an integral part of the Perinatal Mental Health care team as well as working closely with APP’s team of Peer Supporters who are based throughout the UK. You will offer peer support, information and signposting to women and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis. You will build and manage a team of regional volunteers who have recovered from Postpartum Psychosis, running a monthly group for recovered and recovering women. You will help to manage data collection and evaluation of the project.

Your excellent interpersonal skills, understanding of postpartum psychosis, understanding of peer support, and experience of supporting others will help APP improve recovery outcomes for women, partners and families in the Birmingham and Solihull region.

APP is the national charity providing support and information to mums and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis (PP). PP is a severe form of postnatal mental illness that develops, often out of the blue, in the days and weeks following childbirth. APP works with women, families, academics and specialist clinicians to: raise awareness of PP; develop information; train health professionals; facilitate research; and run an award-winning specialist peer support service.

Action on Postpartum Psychosis is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Based on the experience required to effectively deliver the work, these roles are only open to female applicants; we are relying on a protected characteristic as a genuine occupational requirement as permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

PEER SUPPORT FACILITATOR
Home-based
(with time at the MBU and with the Perinatal East team, and travel around the Birmingham and Solihull area)
£24-27k pro rata, depending on experience.
Part-time, 2 days a week (Fixed term contract)
For more information, please see the applicant information pack.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a CV and covering letter (no more than two pages of A4) to kim@app-network.org, together with the contact details and equality and diversity monitoring form that you can download below. The contact details form contains your consent for us to process your application and must be included.

Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday 2nd June 2019

Interviews will be held on 11th or 18th June in the Birmingham area.