If you’re out of work due to your mental health but are keen to get back into employment then we can help you succeed. We can support you on a one-to-one basis, providing confidential, impartial advice and guidance to help you back into paid employment.
If you’re in work and experiencing mental health issues, then we can work with you and, if you consent, your employer to make plans and find solutions that enable you to carry on in work or return if you’ve been off for a while.
How we help
We’ve qualified specialist mental health employment advisors in each borough who can provide free employment information, advice, and guidance, including:
- career path planning
- exploring and identifying job opportunities and appropriate employers
- CV writing and job applications
- interview practice
- preparing for the transition into work
- support for any workplace issues.
Your employment advisor will meet you locally to explore your personal career goals with you, including any concerns you may have about achieving them. At your first appointment, they’ll help you to develop your individual national career service action and support plan, identifying the steps towards the paid employment which you feel is right for you.
Your plan may identify a need to link you to appropriate support providers to improve your skills or experience, or we can support you into voluntary work while looking for paid employment.
Through regular contact with your employment advisor, you’ll be encouraged and assisted to identify job opportunities, to apply for them, and to work towards your goals.
Who we can help
Our service is available to adults with a diagnosed mental health condition (including anxiety, depression, and ADHD,) who live in the boroughs of Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Guildford
or Waverley, who have an insight into their own mental health issues and want to engage with our services.
You can contact us directly or we accept referrals from organisations providing services to people with mental health conditions.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.