Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Mental Health Services Provider
  • Year established:
    1981
  • 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.

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 Leeds to provide support for tenants of large homeless hostels that were closing.


What is it like to work for Community Links

My Manager
My Manager
The intensive Future Leaders Programme develops management skills for those whose passion, commitment and work ethos are aligned with the organisation’s values. It includes the ILM level 3 course in Leadership and Management, recruitment training and management supervision.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
New employees get one-to-one meetings with the CEO and senior management team, and get support from a more experienced colleague. Employees are encouraged to develop leadership skills through shadowing, while the ‘25 ways to say thank you’ scheme rewards staff with random gifts and team lunches.
My Team
My Team
A birthday afternoon tea with senior managers to improve communication has bred trust and connected employees to the overall vision of the organisation. One day a month, senior management work from different sites, which increases engagement between employees and makes the senior team more approachable.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

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

  • Staff Turnover:

    19%

  • Staff:

    230

  • UK sites:

    24

  • Male : Female:

    25% / 75%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Earning £35,000+:

    9%

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