The MHT provides 24-hour cover for acute mental health difficulties that present at the FMS medical centre at two major music events each year, Glastonbury Festival and Reading Rock Festival.
MHT applicants will need to have experience of acute mental health practice within an in-patient acute psychiatric setting and/or significant community experience. The role lends itself to registered nurses in mental health and other allied health or social care professionals working in the mental health field. Experience of substance misuse, child & adolescent mental health and general nursing is desirable. The role involves managing and supporting festival patients who are acutely ill or have enduring mental health issues and/or alcohol or drug intoxication. The MHT may accompany patients to an off-site NHS mental health unit. A good understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults practice is expected. All festival patients are triaged by our FMS A&E health colleagues and the FMS psychiatric medical team works alongside the MHT.
We expect our volunteers to be reliable and professional when they are rostered to work, and to familiarise themselves with the Festival Medical Services policies before they arrive at festivals. You should enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, in an environment that can be challenging, but is also very enjoyable.