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Healthwatch Essex

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Healthwatch Essex is commissioned by Essex County Council and our vision is to be an independent voice for the people of Essex. We’re here to understand the ‘lived experience’ of people who use health and care services in the county and to make sure their voices are heard. We also provide an Information Service to help people access, understand and navigate the health and care system. We build up a detailed picture of people’s lived experience through engagement activities, research, and our Information Service. We use this insight to help improve services for everyone.

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  • Young Mental Health Ambassador

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    If you are passionate about young people's mental health, have accessed mental health services locally, would like to make a difference by sharing your views and are looking for an excting volunteering opportunity.. look no further!

    Your experiences are key in shaping the future of the Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health services in Essex. Young people’s mental health is hugely important and you can help to change local services for the better. If you have experience of accessing local mental health services and you are aged 23 or under, please get in touch!

    For more information and how to apply click the 'Send me application details' button

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsChildren and Youth, Disability, Health, LGBT+, Race and Religion
    • FrequencyOn-Going
    • Communication and Literacy
    • Critical Thinking
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Negotiation and Influencing
    • Problem-solving
    • Resilience
    • Self-Management
    • Social Responsibility
    • Team Work
  • Healthwatch Essex Ambassador

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Healthwatch Essex is an independent voice for the people of Essex. We collect the views and experiences of people across Essex, and use these to help improve, design and/or support the delivery of local health and social care services in the area. We also provide an information service to help people access, understand, and navigate the health and social care system

    Would you like to make a difference to health & social care in Essex? Healthwatch Essex is recruiting for volunteers to attend crucial meetings and represent Healthwatch Essex & local people.

    Home based (via email, phone Skype) with occasional meetings

    A great opportunity to have your say in relation to health and social care services in Essex.  This volunteer role is a chance to meet other people with similar interests and understand their experiences, right across the county.

    For more information and how to apply click the 'Send me application details' button

    • Your CampusChelmsford
    • InterestsBefriending and Mentoring, Disability, Elderly, Health, Mental Health
    • FrequencyOn-Going
  • Healthwatch Essex Research Ambassador

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Here at Healthwatch Essex, we are always keen to share our research skills and learn from others. We are therefore pleased to announce the foundation of our Research Ambassador Network – a scheme that invites individuals with an interest in health and social care, qualitative methods and lived experience to volunteer with us to gain experience conducting research in the voluntary sector.

    Starting in October, the Research Ambassador Network will host monthly meetings. At these sessions, we will try out different research methods, assess academic literature, and conduct data analysis related to our projects. The sessions will be supplemented by a Research Forum, where external speakers with academic and clinical expertise will be invited to talk to us. Members will also be encouraged to write for our monthly Research Reflections blog, with our full support.

    The Research Ambassador Network is an opportunity for members to develop their research skills in a charity setting, build connections with others from different academic and professional backgrounds, and share their own experiences and expertise in a supportive environment. The Network is open to anyone from a range of educational and professional backgrounds, including:

    • Undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) students who are keen to gain valuable experience conducting health and social care research in the voluntary sector.

    • Medical, health and social care students and staff who would like to learn more about research and the role of lived experience in transforming services.

    • Professionals from a range of industries who are looking to gain more qualitative research experience, particularly relating to health and social care.

    You do not need to have prior experience of research, just a commitment to learning about the role that lived experience research can play in improving health and social care. Our meetings will typically last between one to two hours at a time convenient for members. Network members will be expected to spend some time preparing for meetings, either by reading suggested literature or analysing data provided.

    For more information and how to apply, click the 'Send me application details' button.

    • Your CampusDistance Learner, Chelmsford, Online and At Home
    • InterestsChildren and Youth, Community Action, Disability, Elderly, Family, Health, Mental Health
    • Frequency5 Minute Volunteering, On-Going, International Volunteering, One-Off Events, Internship, Volunteer Project
    • Critical Thinking
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Resilience
    • Social Responsibility
    • Team Work
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