Finding and retaining paid work can play a significant part in an individual’s recovery from mental health problems. Potential benefits include the daily structure that comes with a job, an expansion of your social and support networks, an increase in disposable income and a sense of an identity other than that of a mental health service user.
However, it can be daunting to start the process of finding employment, especially when you have been out of work for a while or never had the opportunity to build a career in the first place.
That is where our Employment Specialists can make a difference. The one to one support they offer is unlike any provided by other jobseekers programme; they work as an integral part of your clinical support team and negotiate with local employers on your behalf and with your permission. In addition, they are there to help you as long as long as you need them after you start work.