Richmond Fellowship & Bucks Healthy Minds
The Employment Service run jointly by the Richmond Fellowship and Bucks Healthy Minds offers support to people with common mental health problems e.g. stress, anxiety, depression, to stay in work or return to work after a period of absence, as well helping those who are unemployed to access the information they need and/or voluntary work to enable them to return into employment.
What we do
We support individuals to establish a back to work plan. This action plan identifies what the person wants to happen, what do they need to know, what support they need and how changes can be made.
Our support includes:
- Employability skills training on CV writing, writing job applications, interview techniques.
- One to one support to clients which could be up to 6 months to support them achieve their goals
- Workshops and one to one support on assertiveness, confidence and time management
- Advice and support on mental health problems and how to access appropriate services. We work in collaboration with therapists to provide therapeutic interventions
- Advice on applying for ‘Access to Work’ funding
Who we can help
To take part in the programme, you will need to fulfil the following criteria:
- Be over the age of 18
- Be registered with a GP in Buckinghamshire
- Have a common mental health problem e.g. stress, anxiety, depression.
To access our service, individuals need to have been assessed by the IAPT service and identified as needing employment support. Note that the service is not available in Milton Keynes.
Referrals to Healthy Minds can come through GPs, employers, Job Centre Plus or as a self referral.
We offer appointments face to face in the High Wycombe area and also support via telephone and email. Out of hours appointments are offered to individuals currently in work.