Location: Various locations across Edinburgh and the Lothians

Salary: £22,426 - £23,635 per annum

If you are looking for a rewarding career and to work within an epic team that will help you grow and thrive, then you have come to the right place. Here you can start your day knowing what you do really does make a difference!

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-agency approach to working in partnership to support young people and adults with a diagnosis of eating disorders.

In this role, you will be working collaboratively with statutory and third sector partners at various locations across Edinburgh and the Lothians, as a part of the multi-agency approach to support people with their mental health and wellbeing. The primary focus will be people who are needing help with eating disorders and related issues. You will assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community. MH&WB Practitioners play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, that is embedded with a trauma informed, and recovery focused therapeutic approach. You will work alongside people to reduce isolation, build resilience and develop community engagement.

Peer work roles have been developed specifically for people who have lived experience around mental health and wellbeing. Through appropriate and intentional sharing of their own experience, peer workers will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, peer workers will promote self-management and opportunities for improved health and wellbeing.

There is an additional expectation that the MHW Practitioner (Peer) will be involved in the ongoing development of peer roles and will make a positive contribution to the reduction in stigma associated with mental health issues and diagnosed and undiagnosed eating disorders by carrying out awareness raising sessions, for example to schools and universities.

You will be required to develop, build and maintain professional links in order to deliver outcome focussed support.

Support is to be provided in an appropriate environment where supported people can expect to be treated with respect, be given the time and space to discuss issues at their own pace, to explore skill development and tools to support them to self-manage.

Please see our Recruitment Pack for full job description and person specification.


Flexible working
Cycle to work scheme
Confidential Employee
Employee Discount Scheme with Vivup
Death in Service benefits
Full training and professional development

And so much more!

Get in touch

If you’d like an informal chat about this role and working for Penumbra Mental Health, please contact: Claire De Soldenhoff at | 07799303738 or 0131221 960

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Job Location : Edinburgh
Company : Penumbra
Position : Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner
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