Peer Support Employment Programme for Mental Health needs

HeadsUp provides support and advice to people in Essex with common mental health problems to help them get back into the workplace after a period of unemployment. We are still offering our services during the current Corona Virus situation, we have adapted our methods to keep staff and participants safe. HeadsUp is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

We know that the idea of getting back to work after a period of unemployment can be really daunting. However, we believe that returning to 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.

We work with people who are out of work and suffer from common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

We work to develop self-confidence, resilience and wellbeing, as well as helping with the practical aspects of finding a job and making links with potential employers.

HeadsUp can work with people who:

Are unemployed or economically inactive (for instance if you have been a carer, student, bringing up a family)
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 and get back to work or education

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If you are not eligible for HeadsUp then we can help signpost you to a local service who can help you.

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