Church Champions Project Co-ordinator
‘Changing Perspectives through Church Champions’ is a new project of the African Health Policy Network, which will bring African people with lived experience of mental ill health into churches to share their stories and break down stigma. The Project Co-ordinator will recruit, train and support Church Champions and volunteers in 5 English regions to take their personal stories into African and black-led churches. Their presentations will challenge perceptions and raise issues of stigma. Following services, the Champions with the support of project volunteers will engage congregants in meaningful discussions, through one-to-one conversations, about the stories presented and issues raised.
The Co-ordinator will work with people, communities and churches, to lead this innovative project. The Co-ordinator will be an African person with lived experience of mental ill health, who will be responsible for the Church Champions project, including all aspects of project delivery:
- Working with funders and partners to agree and deliver against project plans, timeframes and budgets.
- Overseeing all aspects of the implementation, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the project.
- Recruiting, supporting and developing sessional workers and volunteers.
The Changing Perspectives through Church Champions project is funded by Time to Change, England’s biggest programme to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. The programme is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and funded by the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund.
To apply, please complete the application form and submit to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 25th November.
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