Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1973
  • Website:
    http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk
  • Contact
    • The Kaleidoscope Plus Group , 321 High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B70 8LU

About The Kaleidoscope Plus Group

The Kaleidoscope Plus Group provide mental health service to children, young people and adults on a national basis, along with bespoke mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention training to individuals and organisations alike.

Established in 1973, the organisation was originally affiliated to the national mental health charity 'Mind', and were known as Sandwell Mind. In 2013 they separated from Mind, recognising that they wanted to focus on more than mental health conditions and it was important to them that they provided a holistic service.

Following consultation with colleagues and their users, they became The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, a name which represents what colleagues and service users believe they do, namely, bringing colour back into people's lives. They act to link lots of different services and people together in a creative and positive way and help to support people who work with them or use their services to cope with the ever changing face of life.

The long term aim of The Kaleidoscope Plus Group is to provide services on a national level and partner with other organisations to improve efficiencies and sustainability. They recognise that their colleagues are the key to providing quality services. They aim to to ensure that they are paid fairly in comparison to other charities of a similar size and that they are treated equally, included and feel valued for the contributions they make.


What is it like to work for The Kaleidoscope Plus Group

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Undertaking Mental Health First Aid training is mandatory for all employees as it is a course which not only teaches participants to recognise the signs of stress and depression but also how to support anyone who may be displaying these signs.
My Team
My Team
Bi-monthly coffee mornings are held which effectively encourages colleagues from different teams to interact. These break down barriers and reduces 'silo working'. Colleagues are encouraged to 'bring and share' food and show-case their culinary skills which can be quite competitive.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Despite being a charity themselves, they ensure that they can do something for others too. Their knitting group knits clothing for premature babies which is donated to the local hospital and they have their own internal food bank which is distributed once a month. 

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% 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

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Development
    Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    17% / 83%

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Staff:

    66

  • Earning £35,000+:

    9%

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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