MindMate Champion Programme delivery opportunity

Leeds Community Foundation seeks third sector organistion/s to deliver an innovative Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health programme.

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www.MindMate.org.uk is a Leeds-based mental health website, for young people, their families and the professionals who support them developed in consultation with young people, parents, carers and local organisations.   As an extension to this work, and part of Leeds’ 5 year plan for Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health, the three Leeds CCGs, with support from Leeds City Council, are investing £230,000 through a third sector organisation/s to develop the MindMate Champion Programme with schools, SILCs and Children’s Centres.

The Programme needs to be ready to launch in September 2016 and will include establishing a programme of structured training (Continuing Professional Development) for school, SILC and Children’s Centre staff alongside a self-evaluation and action planning framework enabling schools, SILCs and Children’s Centres to become recognised as ‘MindMate Friendly’ and ‘MindMate Champion’ settings. Bringing expertise in marketing and promoting this innovative new programme will be key to ensuring its success.   The ultimate beneficiaries of this Programme will be children and families in Leeds. The intended outcomes of the MindMate Champion Programme will include: building resilience, improving teaching about mental health schools; having a specific individuals responsible for mental health in schools; training to ensure shared understanding and effective communications and improved identification of issues and effectiveness of referrals.
The successful 3rd sector provider/s will support the self-evaluation framework, promote the programme and support in school and other networks as well as administer any funding payments. They will also maintain lists of engaged schools and staff. In schools the self-evaluation framework will be via the Healthy Schools School Health Check Emotional Wellbeing Mental Health section. In Children’s Centres this will be the SEF process. (This is subject to the findings of the current consultation which is running to end of May 2016)  

Who can apply to deliver the MindMate Programme?
This delivery opportunity is open to either a single applicant, or a partnership/collaboration bid from social enterprises and charities who have a base in Leeds Metropolitan District and a track record of working with Leeds schools and clusters on Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. Applications will not be considered from individuals, private businesses or statutory organisations

Application Process
Up to £230,000 is available as a grant for a third sector organisation/s individually or in partnership or collaboration to develop the MindMate Programme for schools, SILCS and Children’s Centres. An expression of Interest form is available here. On successful completion of the Expression of Interest eligible organisations will be forwarded a link to the full application form.  The deadline for the Expressions of Interest is 27th May. Deadline for applications and all supporting information is 6th June 2016.

If you have any queries about the programme, or for advice as to whether your project might be eligible, visit http://www.leedscf.org.uk/mindmate/ or contact the LCF grants team on (0113) 242 2426 or grants@leedscf.org.uk

We will be running a briefing session on Monday at the LCF Office on Monday 16th May at 1.30