Mental Health Directory
Information on mental health services in Croydon
I can honestly say that without the help, support and advice I’ve received from Employment Support, I would have resigned my current employment due to me not believing in myself enough to cope with stressful situations.
Mind Employment Support is a service designed to assist people with mental health problems to find work and live independently in the community. The service aims to provide a holistic and comprehensive support programme that can be individually tailored to meet your needs and aspirations, and to help facilitate your transition towards employment.
People who access the service are allocated a dedicated Employment Support Worker (ESW) who will assist them throughout their engagement with the service and take special interest their progress. The ESW will provide individualised support in many areas to help increase the independence and work related skills of each service user. They will also give advice on possible career opportunities and create development plans to help each individual to move towards their employment goals, focusing on their strengths and abilities, and overcoming the barriers they may face.
Please click here to see our leaflet for clients.
Please click here to see our leaflet for health professionals.
The Employment Support Service aims to assist people diagnosed with a mental health problem who have a desire to go back to work, but may not be work ready.
If you would like to be referred to this service you must:
Please note: We review a service users engagement every 6 months, if they are not engaging the may be discharged. We can support clients for up to 2 years.
Client Application (To be completed by the service user. Please DO NOT complete the form for the client. If you cannot support the client to complete the form themselves, please contact the Employment Support Service and we will arrange for a member of the team to support them)
Secondary Care Referral Form (To be completed by Mental Health Professional. Please include the Care Plan and Risk Assessment)
Primary Care Referral Form (To be completed by GP, Health or Social Care Professional)
BOTH FORMS NEED TO BE COMPLETED FULLY ALONG WITH THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION e.g. CARE PLAN AND/OR RISK ASSESSMENT (if available).
Mind have released a new report entitled "We've got work to do". This report looks at the whole journey of someone falling out of work, going through the benefits system and then gaining and retaining a job.The report can be found here.