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Travelling fellowships for community-based mental health

The Mental Health Foundation has teamed up with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to provide an exciting programme travelling fellowships in 2016.

The fellowships will directly support British citizens who want to travel overseas to gain knowledge, experience and best practice to benefit others in their UK professions and communities and society as a whole.

Who is it for?

There are 150 fellowships and the Trust is looking for people involved in delivering community-based treatment and support; people working with veterans and their families; and those providing support in the work place. The new community-based approaches category includes people providing training and awareness

What will be the outcome of the programme?

To maximise the impact of the programme, the Mental Health Foundation will help to disseminate the key lessons learnt from the Fellowships so that best practice can be transferred to the UK.

Application information

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 22 September 2015.

Successful applicants must demonstrate the commitment, character and tenacity to travel globally in pursuit of new and better ways of delivering community-based approaches to mental health, and upon their return work to transform and improve aspects of today’s society.

A travelling sabbatical for people with the drive, determination and desire to help others, can further their leadership and role model abilities.

Employees who are awarded Fellowships bring great benefits to their employers, not only in terms of the beneficial impact of their personal development, but also with the advantage of their enhanced knowledge, new ideas and examples of best practise that they bring back to the organisation.

Applications are judged purely on project merit, and these opportunities are available to UK residents over the age of 18.

Successful applicants will receive an average Fellowship grant of over £6,000, covering return airfare, daily living costs, insurance and travel within the countries being visited, for approximately six weeks overseas.

For more information, please visit the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website or to speak to us about our role, contact Dr Iris Elliott,[email protected].