Peer Employability Programme

Getting back to work

For people with experience of mental health problems.

We understand that it can be daunting to return to work after having time off because of mental health problems. That's why we're working with the Rank Foundation - a grant-giving charitable trust - to look at the barriers unemployed people with mental health problems face to get back to work.

Second Step is using this information to develop and deliver an employability pathway to support people who have used health and social care support services and have been unemployed for at least three months to get ‘job ready’ and maximise their potential for paid work.

Participants will be offered a combination of one-to-one support, employability workshops and an unpaid internship, either within Second Step or with partner organisations in a range of work environments over four months. Our highly supportive personalised approach will mean we can work on the barriers people come across and do our best to overcome them together.

To find out more about the programme, which runs until September 2019, please contact: sophia.darweish@second-step.co.uk