If you are in work and are having problems
Work can be beneficial to our mental health, giving us financial security, identity, contact and friendship with other people, a way of putting structure into our lives and an opportunity to meet goals.
However, if things are going wrong at work, our mental health and wellbeing will suffer. It is important to seek advice and support as soon as problems begin.
You might want to begin by talking to somebody informally and in confidence, whether at work or outside of work to get some support. Could you speak to a Human Resource or Health and Safety adviser? Check whether your workplace has an employee assistance scheme. Remember to use your full holiday entitlement and take proper breaks.
You can find Employment Advice online at AdviceNow .
Citizens Advice Bureau local centre provides employment advice locally.
If you are looking for support to retain or to find work
Different organisations offer support and assistance to find and retain employment.
There are Disability Employment Advisers at JobCentre Plus in Edward Street and Hove. They can advise you and also refer to the Employment Support Scheme run by SCOPE.
If you are already under the care of the statutory mental health services, you might be able to access support from the following:
The Work & Learning adviser if you are a service user of the Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Team
The Brighton & Hove Employment Service at Southdowns Housing organisation if you are a service user of the Brighton & Hove Recovery Services – speak to your Care Co-ordinator about a referral to the service.
Brighton & Hove City Council have a Supported Employment Team. To access the team you need to be receiving social care services funded by Brighton & Hove City Council. If not receiving services, you can contact Access Point for an assessment for eligibility for the service.
If you are looking for Volunteering opportunities
Volunteering can be a great way to build skills and confidence, meet people and meet new challenges. There are various options for volunteering in Brighton & Hove.There are several opportunities to volunteer within Mind in Brighton & Hove.