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Peer Employability Programme

 

The Peer Employability Programme, which begins again in August 2020, supports people to get ready to enter the job market once more.

We understand that it can be daunting to return to work after having time off because of mental health problems. This project has been set up to look at the barriers faced by unemployed people with mental health problems to get back to work. Our project worker, Kate, has experience of mental health difficulties, unemployment due to adverse mental health circumstances and self-management of mental health within various job roles.

Working with the Rank Foundation and Nisbit Trust, we’ve successfully supported over 50 people, and we’re delighted to announce that the project has been extended until March 2021.

The idea is to work closely and collaboratively with you to help you become job-ready and maximise your potential for paid work.

Participants will be offered a combination of one-to-one support, employability workshops and help to explore work goals.

We are determined to deliver the service during the Covid-19 pandemic so we are offering the below:

  • 4 weekly sessions on Zoom or telephone assessing your needs and building your confidence
  • Up to 6 sessions with our employability officer on employability skills

You will receive a certificate on completion of this course.

Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately we’re no longer taking referrals. We will let you know as soon this changes.