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Employment Services


Our team provides employment support to people experiencing poor mental health throughout Essex. Our services are delivered in partnership with the charity Employ-Ability.

Our specialists have a great deal of experiencing in supporting people realise their employment goals, whether that’s finding paid employment or help to retain employment if their mental health is causing issues at work. We work on a one to one basis with people to provide the support that is needed by the individual and we are recognised as a National Centre of Excellence for delivering IPS Services (Centre for Mental Health).

Service Information

EPUT directly provide the service in North East and Mid Essex. We work in partnership with the charity Employ-Ability who provide the service in West, South East ,South Essex and Southend on our behalf.

We have dedicated teams as follows; please follow the appropriate link below to find more information about each service.

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Specialists service

Is available to anyone currently receiving clinical support from the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. Our Employment Specialists accept referrals for individuals who are unemployed and require support to find work.

Employment Retention Service

Is available to individuals within the Essex County Council areas our retention specialists will support individuals whose mental health is impacting on their current employment.

Where the service is based

Our team operates throughout Essex from community offices in the following areas;

  • Clacton (satellite cover to Harwich)
  • Colchester; Chelmsford (satellite cover to Maldon)
  • Braintree
  • Halstead
  • Harlow
  • Epping
  • Loughton
  • Uttlesford
  • Castle Point
  • Rayleigh
  • Brentwood
  • Basildon

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