WHO WE ARE
Kirklees Employment Service has been providing support to individuals across Kirklees since 2012. We are part of Richmond Fellowship and truly believe in the values of making mental health support, and recovery, available to every individual. With a base in Huddersfield and Dewsbury, and the ability to meet in the community, we have accessible support to all. There is a team of experienced staff who support individuals experiencing mental ill health, and/or hidden disabilities, to work towards employment or education goals and maintain their wellbeing whilst doing so. We also offer an array of different workshops and groups to help people develop their wellbeing and their coping skills, not just in the workplace, but in day to day life too.
We can also help employers who are wanting advice on supporting their employees, or expanding company knowledge around mental health in the workplace, for which we can provide tailored advice.
WHAT WE DO
Our employment advisers work with individuals on a 1-2-1 basis to form an individual plan on how we can work together to achieve your goals. We aim to empower people and give people independence which means that as you use the service the more confident you will become. We provide practical employment advice and support around identifying your skills, finding the right job for you, creating CVs, interview preparation and much more, including retaining employment.
Our Peer Support Coordinator is there to support those who are not quite ready to work towards employment/education goals with an adviser. In Peer Support people have the opportunity to attend small groups and workshops to develop their mental health and wellbeing by forming coping strategies that help with things such as confidence, communication, stress management and self-esteem. We also provide a Confidence to Work Course for people who may want to consider how their mental health and employment fit together.
WHO WE CAN HELP
If you are 18 or over, live in Kirklees and currently, or have historically, experienced mental ill health then we can support you; even if this has not been medically diagnosed. We also support individuals who live with hidden disabilities such as Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUPPORT FOR YOU
Our Support is split into pathways. Please click here to see which is the right pathway for you.
HOW TO REFER
People looking for support can self-refer to the service, or can be referred by someone else. We accept referrals from other organisations too such as, the Job Centre, Kirklees Mental Health Teams, Housing organisations, Probation Services to name but a few. To complete our referral form please click here.
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