Apply today – Parent Infant Mental Health & Well-being Mentor.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Leo’s (Registered Charity 1179901) for a tenacious, warm and caring individual to join our team to develop, manage and run dedicated groups for neonatal families within the community setting.

Leo’s is an award-winning charity that provides mental health support to families who have experienced neonatal care within the North East.

The successful candidate will be required to design, implement and run targeted group activities for families with a focus on infant and paternal / maternal mental health. When running groups, Leo’s main strategic aim is to provide positive activities for families who have experienced trauma as a result of a sick or premature birth and a subsequent neonatal stay. We are looking for an enthusiastic and welcoming new team member who is passionate about delivering exciting opportunities for our families within group play. This individual must be well driven, well organised and understand the role positive mental health plays within the recovery and support of neonatal families.

Leo’s is an incredibly busy service provider and therefore the successful candidate will work to strict deadlines, and have excellent time management skills.

The individual will be required to work alone in community settings, but will be supported and managed by the Chief Executive Officer in their role

The successful candidate will be supporting infants from discharge from neonatal care up to six years old and must be passionate about providing an outstanding service and helping Leo’s grow. 

This person must be creative, outgoing, confident, and have the ability to provide person-centered care for our neonatal families.

An additional part of this role is focussed on fundraising to support the sustainability and longevity of Leo’s for service users in years to come. Fundraising is often undertaken outside of traditional working hours (e.g. evenings and weekends) and is an unpaid part of the role. 

Lived experience of neonatal care is desirable, with a minimum of two years post discharge from hospital. 

Salary is £16,848 pro rata

This post is funded by Children In Need. 

Please download and complete the application form, once finished, please email

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Application form for Parent Infant Mental Health & Wellbeing Mentor

Facts & Figures

79% of parents said a neonatal stay affected their mental health

Leo’s saw a 337% increase in need due to COVID-19

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