Steps 2 Wellbeing

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Employment Support

Steps2Wellbeing Employment Services

Common Mental Health conditions affect a large number of people of working age and they are a significant cause of absence from work. Evidence suggests that mental health problems can also cause lower productivity while employees are attending work, known as presenteeism.

Research suggests that being in work can have benefits for people with mild to moderate mental health problems, and that the longer that somebody is absent from work due to their mental health issues, the less likely they are to return. Therefore it is vital that support is provided to people where their problems are impacting on their work, either to prevent them having to leave work or to ensure a return to work as quickly as possible.

The Steps 2 Wellbeing Service works closely with individuals, employers and other third sector organisations to ensure individuals with mental health problems are able either to remain at work or to return to work. Anyone accessing support through the Steps2Wellbeing service can take advantage of out employment service

Steps to Wellbeing provide an employment support programme that works alongside psychological support. This programme can help in a variety of ways including:

  • Providing information and advice

  • Supporting you to stay in work, or look for work

  • Training, including IT skills

  • Practical help with CV writing and interview techniques

We work alongside other local organisations to deliver our employment services, and can also signpost you to additional services, training and help.