Boost Your

Confidence

Come along for a cuppa and a chat to see how we can help you return to work.

Take The

First Step

Your journey back to work starts here.

Feeling low or anxious about finding a job? We can help you gain the confidence to get back into employment.

1 in 4

People

will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year


What is headsup?

HeadsUp provides support, advice and mentoring to people with common mental
health problems to help them get back into the workplace after a period of long-term
unemployment. HeadsUp is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

We know that the idea of returning to work after a long absence can be really daunting. However, we believe that being in work or education can provide you with loads of amazing benefits such as a boost in self-confidence, purpose, an opportunity to make new friends and the chance to learn new skills.

Here at HeadsUp, we also believe that everyone has what it takes to return to employment or training
and make a truly positive change to their life. We work with people who have been out of work for at least
12 months (or more than 6 months if you’re 25 or younger) and who suffer from common mental health
problems such as anxiety or depression. We work with you to develop your self confidence, resilience
and well-being, as well as helping you with the practical aspects of finding a job.

 

Click on the play button for a quick overview of how HeadsUp can help you on your journey back to work.


We know the first step can be the hardest but we’re here
to help you find a brighter future.

We don’t preach, we don’t judge, we just support and guide you through the process. And what’s more, the person who
will be with you every step of the way has been in your shoes: our peer support workers have suffered from mental
health problems and experienced long term unemployment themselves, meaning they can support you on your journey
by drawing upon their own experiences.


How can we help?

HeadsUp focuses on developing all the skills you need to return to work after a long-term period of unemployment.
We know that as well as maybe needing help brushing up on skills for things like CV writing and filling in application
forms, you might need support in preparing yourself emotionally for finding and maintaining a job.

 Various elements of the programme will help you build your self-confidence, explore ways to improve and maintain
personal resilience and discover your personal strengths.

Download our HeadsUp Leaflet

 


Contact the team today

Call one of our delivery partners to start your journey back to work with HeadsUp. They’ll be able to help you set a time to come along for a cuppa and a chat to see how HeadsUp can help you get back to work.  To find your local HeadsUp team simply find the number on the map closest to where you live and give that organisation a call.

HeadsUp Contact Map

HeadsUp Basildon

Signpost
Basildon

T: 07880 035969

HeadsUp Colchester

Signpost
Colchester

T: 01206 861800

HeadsUp Tendring

Signpost
Tendring

T: 01255 688683

Employ-ability

Employ-Ability
Essex

T: 01279 450299

EPUT

Essex Partnership
Trust (EPUT)

T: 01206 334013