A new job opportunity at Brecon & District Mind working on a new research project on social prescribing for mental health.
This post is vacant.
Anne Woods - Participation Officer
Anne joined the team in May 2015. She is working on the Comic Relief funded participation project: Stand up! for emotional health and wellbeing.
Anne works 3 days a week (usually Mon, Tues & Fri) and is based at our Llandrindod Wells office. You can contact Anne by ringing 01597 822191 or emailing anne.woods(at)pavo.org.uk
You can read about Anne's experience as a volunteer at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games here.
Jackie Newey - Information Officer
Jackie joined the team in September 2009. She looks after our website, blog, and social media, takes enquiries in the Information Service, and sends out ebulletin updates. Her base is the PAVO office at Plas Dolerw in Newtown, but her work takes her out into the wider Powys community to meet with mental health groups, both third sector and statutory.
Jackie is keen to encourage partnership working, including working with individuals with a lived experience of mental distress. She would also like to find out more about how diet affects our mental wellbeing, as she is a keen organic gardener (outside work!)
She works 3 days a week, usually Mon, Tues & Thurs. You can contact her by ringing 01686 628300 or emailing jackie.newey(at)pavo.org.uk
Owen Griffkin - Participation Officer
Owen is a Mental Health Participation Officer. He works three days a week, usually Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Owen first came into contact with the team when he was asked to run an ice-breaker comedy workshop at an event organised in Llandrindod Wells. Owen used to be a stand-up comedian, and had run workshops with lots of different groups, but working with people in contact with mental health services had a positive impact so he devised a longer-term project in conjunction with the Wyeside Arts Centre and the youth group at Mid Powys Mind which had some really good outcomes for participants.
Owen also works on a freelance basis for the Arts Council of Wales on their Lead Creative Schools' programme, and in his spare time promotes live comedy nights in Powys.
He believes that creativity and the arts can be of great benefit to well-being, and looks forward to bringing his skills and knowledge in this area to the post.
You can contact Owen by ringing 01597 822191 or emailing owen.griffkin(at)pavo.org.uk