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Action on Postpartum Psychosis is seeking a part-time Peer Support Facilitator with lived experience of postpartum psychosis (PP) to manage an innovative collaborative project with Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, providing peer support to inpatients at Beadnell Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) in Morpeth, supporting their transition home and building a team of regional volunteers who have recovered from PP.

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
APP is seeking a part-time Peer Support Facilitator (0.7 FTE) with lived experience of postpartum psychosis to manage an innovative collaborative project with Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

At the Mother and Baby Unit, you will support women, one-to-one and through small group activities. You will also spend time talking to partners and families of women during the acute illness phase and signposting to APP’s online support, community forum, and information.

In addition, you will spend part of your working week supporting the transition to home for newly discharged women. You will arrange a monthly group for recovering and recovered women with experience of PP in the region.

You will have experienced postpartum psychosis yourself, and use your experience to 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 PP, as well as help to manage data collection and evaluation of the project.

Your excellent interpersonal skills, understanding of postpartum psychosis, knowledge of the principles of peer support; and experience of supporting others will help APP improve recovery outcomes for women, partners and families connected in and around Morpeth.

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
Location
Beadnell MBU in Morpeth and home-based working, with travel around the region when required.
£24-27k pro rata, depending on experience.
Part-time, 3.5 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 jobs@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 9th May 2021

It is anticipated interviews will be held on 24th and 27th May

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