The Y

Dietitian, Paramedic, Physiotherapist
A flexible opportunity for a dietitian, physiotherapist or paramedic on a mental health placement to support the health of vulnerable 16-25 year olds.

The Y is a multi-faceted community organisation providing supported accommodation to 16 to 25 year olds in Leicester City. Our support aims to understand the wider context of homelessness and as such takes a trauma informed approach to work holistically with young people.

We are flexible as to the exact nature of a placement but would like to develop ways for our residents to access health services easily and on-site. We already work with a volunteer GP and visiting optician and would like to develop these clinics into a monthly 'health hub'.

Competencies you can develop on this placement:

  • Communicating public health information
  • Relationship-building and collaborative working
  • Researching the publics' health
  • Planning public health initiatives
  • Delivering public health initiatives