Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Mental Health Charity
  • Year established:
    1998
  • Website:
    http://www.commlinks.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Community Links, 3 Limewood Way , LEEDS, West Yorkshire, LS14 1Ab

About Community Links

Community Links are an award-winning non-profit provider of mental health and wellbeing services in Yorkshire and the Humber. They offer support for people with a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, psychosis, alcohol and substance misuse, and personality disorders.

Their Community Links Training is their social enterprise that offers mental health awareness and personal development training, including their flagship courses: mental health first aid, youth mental health first aid, applied suicide intervention skills training and safeTALK.

90% of Community Links services are commissioned by the NHS and local authorities in the region. Their partners include voluntary sector organisations and NHS Foundation Trusts.

The organisation has more than 35 years’ experience in supporting people with a wide range of mental health issues. The first project was set up in 1981 in Leeds to provide support for tenants of large homeless hostels that were closing.


What is it like to work for Community Links

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Their employees’ competence is key to the delivery of quality services. For that reason, employees are supported in reviewing their learning and development needs through supervision, personal development reviews, team meetings and conversations with HR.
My Team
My Team
To improve employee communication with senior managers, the organisation introduced ‘Birthday Afternoon Tea’. It is a chance for employees with a birthday in that month to attend a meeting with afternoon tea and speak freely with the Chief Executive Officer and the senior management team.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Community Links believe in celebrating and recognising behaviours, best practice and achievements of individuals and teams linked to the values of the company. Success is presented with flowers, chocolates and gifts. Social events and away days are also used to celebrate achievements.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    13%

  • UK sites:

    16

  • Staff:

    216

  • Staff Turnover:

    24%

  • Male : Female:

    26% / 74%

  • Average Age:

    39

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