Work in Mind (East Sussex)
Work in Mind is a free service providing employment-related support for adults accessing East Sussex Health in Mind’s mental health services.
Our Employment Specialists provide tailored support and guidance to help you progress towards your work aspirations and overcome any barriers you are facing.
The service works in partnership with East Sussex Health in Mind so that we can offer people accessing psychological therapies the opportunity to receive specialist employment support at the same time.
Work in Mind is identified as an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.
Coronavirus Statement ( 27 July 2020)
Work in Mind are still taking referrals from Health in Mind practitioners throughout East Sussex, for individuals who are looking to secure paid employment or who need support to retain or return to an existing job.
To best protect the safety of our clients and staff, we changed the way our support was provided by our service from March, so we could adhere to the Government’s advice on social distancing and infection control.
In place of face-to-face support, over the past few months, our teams have been supporting clients over the phone and through online means.
Alongside Health in Mind, we are currently planning how we could resume some level of face-to-face support for our clients.
In addition, we are talking to our clients and teams to ensure their needs, safety and wellbeing are prioritised.
As and when there are any changes to the support we provide, we will update this page.
In the meantime, if you have any urgent questions about your support, or have a new enquiry about our service, please contact us via phone or email using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
What does the service provide?
We provide one to one support to help you:
- Secure or retain paid work
- Secure voluntary work and work experience as a stepping-stone to achieving paid employment
- Explore education, qualifications and courses
How does the service work?
We will discuss with you what your employment-related needs are and support you to achieve your goals.
Where possible, we will provide support in line with your time spent with Health in Mind services.
"My course of therapy finished a week early as I have made such strides in rebuilding who I am. I am still engaged with Work In Mind, on a weekly basis, and my adviser is simply fantastic at what she does! I've had jobs brought to mind which I wouldn't have considered and the little nudges and encouragements have kept my motivation high, resulting in a record week of six job interviews, and two promising leads." - Client of the service.
Am I eligible?
The service is for adults living in East Sussex who are experiencing common mental health challenges, such as anxiety and depression, and are accessing Health in Mind services.
How do I apply?
We accept referrals from Health in Mind teams only. Please speak to your Health in Mind practitioner or clinician who can refer you directly to us.
For more information about Health in Mind’s free courses and therapy to help with stress, anxiety and low mood visit www.healthinmind.org.uk.