Mental Health Support Worker

You’ve got a good understanding of mental health issues and really enjoy supporting others to achieve independence and lead their own recovery. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Recovery Worker.

Right now, we are looking for someone like you to work at our Derby City Peer Support & Recovery Service. Based in Derby City our Life Links service provides a number of different support networks allowing people to choose how they receive support dependent on personal needs including an information line. Not only are we committed to putting them at the heart of everything we do, we recognise they should be involved in decisions that affect their future too. That’s why we need you to inspire and support them to lead their own recovery. So, whether it’s supporting someone to develop a personal support plan that will see them achieve their goals and aspirations, developing domestic and finance management skills or accessing work, leisure or educational opportunities, your empathy, enthusiasm and compassion will have every chance to shine. Entering accurate case notes onto our IT system will be important too. And, when it comes to regularly liaising with GP surgeries, the local council, charities etc. or promoting the service within the community, again, we’ll count on you.

You have empathy, consistent, flexible and creative, work well under pressure, know how to connect with people at all levels and, like us, are keen to break down the stigma of mental health. Working independently or, as a valued member of our team will be all part of your working week.

As a recovery worker you will provide one to one support to people with a mental health condition and give them the tools that they need to overcome their difficulties through their recovery journey.

Based at our City Centre office you will carry your own case load where you will meet people either in their, community or at base. You will devise support plans with your client and work towards goal orientated outcomes to help empower your clients and equip them with the self help tools that they need to help manage their well being.

You will provide telephone support to people where you will provide information, advice and navigation to callers accessing our service.

You will attend community events, outreaches and surgeries to help raise the profile of the project and to help reach those individuals who cannot access our City Centre offices.

The salary for this role is £18,525 per annum.


This is a permanent full time role, requiring the post-holder to work 37.5 hours per week.

We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.


This is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply. Please attach a covering letter when applying for this position.

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits?

To apply for this role, please click HERE

Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.