This service was previously delivered via Richmond Fellowship.
The team enable people with a mental health problem to access employment, training, education and volunteering activities through various forms of support. The service also has peer led activities which can assist in reducing social isolation.
We assist people to find paid employment, unpaid voluntary work and to assist people in retaining their jobs. In addition we also offer a Community Links Service and peer support.
Each individual referred to the service will be allocated a Vocational Support Worker who will work with them on a 1:2:1 basis to provide individual tailored support to enable them to overcome barriers and achieve their desired goals. This could be for example, involvement in further education, training, voluntary or paid work, social activity and other activities to enhance quality of life and promote social inclusion.
We can support individuals into training, further education or volunteering roles; and social activities within the local community; and support to achieve their goals.
We will work with individuals to identify relevant pre-employment and job skills training, create or update an existing CV, support people in completing job application forms and interview skills, techniques. We will also support people in work to retain employment (job retention).
Peer Led Support
Individuals to identify goals, take positive steps in their recovery, gain confidence and build on self-esteem as well as develop meaningful relationships and provide career pathways.