Our Support into Employment project offers a specialist tailored package to unemployed adults facing mental health problems (or carers living in Milton Keynes or Cherwell) by addressing and tackling some of the issues faced when thinking about work. A dedicated adviser from Mind BLMK will provide support and guidance during the duration of the programme. Depending on need support may include:
- 1:1 support
- Signposting to appropriate organisations
- Career planning, job readiness, interview skills, Universal Job Match
Eligibility Criteria – you must be an adult experiencing mental health problems out of work and actively seeking employment, a UK resident living in either Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury Vale or Cherwell, and eligible to work in the EU.
Alternatively, if you are a carer living in Milton Keynes or Cherwell and meet the eligibility criteria you can also get involved.
01525 722283 or 07387 025991
This project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.
Since graduating from university a few years ago, I had not been able to find any sustainable employment. This, alongside the fact that I suffered from physical health issues and anxiety meant that I had no idea where to go next. During my time on the Support into Employment project I was able to create a CV, attend a healthy aspirations course and explore benefit options. Once my confidence increased throughout the one-to-one sessions, I decided to follow my passion for animals and applied for some volunteer work at a local cattery. As a result, I was offered some part-time work and also started some volunteer work at a charity shop. I have now started driving lessons and I am hoping this will broaden my career options outside my town. My confidence has vastly improved which I can now use as a stepping stone for any future progression.