Pathways to Employment
Mental health problems can be a real barrier to people taking part in meaningful and fulfilling activity – and often lead to people feeling very isolated. Whether it is education, volunteering or paid employment we know that these things can play a big role in terms of people’s recovery journey.
We help people dream of a brighter future, develop their goals and work on a plan to get there. Whether that involves developing new skills, undertaking new qualifications, gaining some work experience for their CV, or exploring a new career choice – we are here to help.
The Pathways to Employment service offers:
- One-to-one coaching and regular progress reviews
- Action planning and goal setting
- Access to our 4 skill shops – combining therapeutic support with skills development in a real working environment giving you the help you need to regain confidence and develop the skills and qualifications to get back into voluntary or paid work.
- Access to a peer support group – a supportive group run weekly by trained peer support volunteers who have lived experience of mental health problems.
- Personal and professional development courses
- Return to Learning course – a short weekly course specifically for people interested in returning to education or training.
- Support finding voluntary work
- Employability course (Stepping Stones)– a weekly course designed to help people prepare for going into paid employment.
- Career exploration and interview preparation
- Access to Job Club – a twice weekly club supporting CV development, cover letter writing, job searching and job application completion.
- Wellness planning
- Support finding work placements
- Access to Workplace Wellbeing – a monthly support group designed to help people transitioning back into employment and remaining healthy while working.
Who can access this service?
This service is for people over 18, who are out of work with moderate to severe, and/or enduring mental health problems who want to work towards a specific goal such as education, training, voluntary or paid work. It is available to people who live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. Find out how to access this service here.