Employment support

Whilst receiving support from our service you may also benefit from accessing additional services to help identify practical concerns affecting your mental wellbeing. This could include employment support.

Anyone accessing Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies has the opportunity to work with a team of specialist Employment Advisors (EAs).

The Talking Therapies team can refer eligible clients to a team of specialist Employment Advisors (EA’s) to help with employment challenges. Support is available for people who are employed, off sick from work or are unemployed and looking to find work. The main focus of an EA is to provide practical advice to enable people to gain employment, remain in employment or retain their employment.

A range of support is available including help to identify new opportunities, develop CV’s and interview skills, as well as help to discuss mental health challenges with employers.

For example, if you were receiving NHS Talking Therapies treatment for depression related to your work situation, an EA could support with this. The overall objective is to address the emotional challenges related to your work situation through integrated psychological treatment and employment support.