HeadsUp provides support, advice and mentoring to people with common mental health problems to help them get back into the workplace after a period of long-term unemployment. It is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
We know that the idea of returning to work after a long absence can be really daunting. However, we believe that being in work or education can provide you with loads of amazing benefits such as a boost in self-confidence, purpose, an opportunity to make new friends and the chance to learn new skills.
The HeadsUp project believes that everyone has what it takes to return to employment or training and make a truly positive change to their life. We work with people who have been out of work for at least 12 months (or more than 6 months if you’re 25 or younger) and who suffer from common mental health problems such as anxiety or depression. We work with you to develop your self-confidence, resilience and well-being, as well as helping you with the practical aspects of finding a job.
We know the first step can be the hardest but we’re here to help you find a brighter future
We don’t preach, we don’t judge, we just support and guide you through the process. And what’s more, the person who will be with you every step of the way has been in your shoes: our peer support workers have suffered from mental health problems and experienced long term unemployment themselves, meaning they can support you on your journey by drawing upon their own experiences.
You’ll need to feel ready and committed to making positive changes to your life, but we’re here to work with you every step of the way, at a pace that suits you.
HeadsUp can work with people who:
- Have been unemployed or economically inactive for longer than 12 months (or longer than 6 months if you’re 25 and under)
- Live in Essex
- Have the right to work in the UK
- Have a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression
- Are ready to commit to making a positive change in their life
If you are not eligible for HeadsUp then we can help signpost you to a local service who can help you.
To find out how you can take the first step on your journey back to work, please visit our website or call us today on 01206 334013