Employment Support COVID-19 Update
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic we at Buckinghamshire Mind are closely following the Government’s guidelines on health and safety measures regarding social distancing. As such we have made important changes to our services to ensure the safety of our service users, volunteers and staff. To ensure the safety of all, we have removed the aspects of this service that involves face to face groups and/or 1-2-1 meetings. We will continue to create and develop innovative ways of delivering remote mental wellbeing support that focuses on tackling social isolation and promoting positive emotional wellbeing.
We are still running a mostly remote service, with regular phone call and video call sessions, email communication and text support. In addition, from August we will be able to meet in outdoor community settings (while maintaining social distancing) for those who want/require it (provided government guidance does not change and restrict this).
What we do
The Employment Service provides flexible support tailored towards each individual’s needs. We offer guidance and specific support through courses aimed at increasing confidence, CV writing and employment skills.
How we work
After receiving your referral form, an initial appointment will be allocated. We work with service users to make the most of their skills and talents and together we create an action plan, which includes aims and goals going forward. We will provide support with employment forms and applications, preparation of a CV, interview techniques and advice with addressing the sometimes difficult issue of disclosure of previous illness.
If a service user is already in employment, we are able to offer ongoing support aimed at helping them to remain in their job.
We link with a network of partners to provide training aimed at specific job related skills as well as increasing service users’ confidence and self-esteem.
Who do we work with?
The service is open to anyone over the age of 18 who feels ready to engage in work and needs some support with staying on track with their goals.
How to access the service
You can either contact us directly or ask your GP for a referral to our service.
Please click the button below and fill out the referral form, if you would like to access this service:
To find out more about our Fees, please click here.
How we have helped
‘The courses changed my life.’
‘With the right support it has shown me how to be part of a team and increased my confidence.’
‘ The service helped me get a voluntary placement, working in the sector I’ve always dreamed of being in. The support has helped me recognise my potential and increase my self-esteem.’