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


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HeadsUp – Who we are

HeadsUp provides emotional support and practical job seeking advice to people in Essex, Southend and Thurrock. Our participants are currently unemployed and will have experienced some form of common mental health problem, but with our help, feel ready to job search or find appropriate employment and training. HeadsUp is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

We know that the idea of getting back to work after a period of unemployment can be really daunting. However, we believe that returning to 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.

Boost your confidence with 1-2-1 support and workshops

We offer support and guidance, and you can work 1-2-1 with one of our Peer Support Workers. They are with you every step of the way and as they have had their own experience of mental health problems and unemployment, they are really well placed to help you.

In addition, you can attend our workshops designed to explore and boost your wellbeing and resilience. This is an important part of HeadsUp because it’s important to figure out how you feel about starting a course or returning to work emotionally.

You can attend our series of  ‘Skill Pods’ which are tailored sessions to develop practical skills such as using IT to job search, interview techniques and writing a great CV! Find out more here

HeadsUp can work with people who:

Are unemployed or economically inactive (for instance if you have been a carer, student, bringing up a family)

  • Live in Essex, Southend or Thurrock
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Have a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression
  • Are ready to commit to making a positive change in their life and get back to work or education

How to get involved

If you or someone you know would like to receive support from HeadsUp then please click the relevant button below to contact us directly, we will get back to you as soon as we can.


“Congratulations on delivering such a brilliant service”
Audrey Clark – Essex Community Tree

“I’m getting really good feedback from my clients about your service and advisors, they’re doing a great job in difficult circumstances”
Penny Bell – STaR Worker, Mid and North Essex Mind IAPT


Find out more

Click on the play button for a quick overview from one of our Peer Support Workers about how HeadsUp can help you on your journey back to work.

If you’d like to see more about our project or share this information with others then please download our leaflet here

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    Please note that HeadsUp can work with people who;

    • Are unemployed or economically inactive (for instance if you have been a carer, student, bringing up a family)
    • Live in Essex, Southend or Thurrock
    • Have the right to work in the UK
    • Have a common mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or low confidence
    • Are ready to commit to making a positive change to your life such as job searching, training or and get back to work

    By completing this form, you are agreeing to our GDPR statement

    ‘By completing this form, you are giving HeadsUp and their delivery partners consent to collect and store your name, email address, telephone number and organisation name in order to contact you about joining HeadsUp.

    Information collected here will only be used for the purposes outlined above and will be deleted immediately if you choose not to become a participant.

    Should you choose to become a participant with HeadsUp further relevant permissions will be discussed.

    If you have any further queries about how your personal data is used please review our privacy policy which can be found here or contact us via: headsup@enableeast.org.uk

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      Referral details

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      By making this referral to HeadsUp you are confirming that the person you are referring meets our criteria below;

      • Are unemployed or economically inactive (for instance if you have been a carer, student, bringing up a family)
      • Live in Essex, Southend or Thurrock
      • Have the right to work in the UK
      • Have a common mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or low confidence
      • Are ready to commit to making a positive change to your life such as job searching, training or and get back to work

      By completing this form, you are agreeing to our GDPR statement

      By completing this form, you and the person you are referring are giving HeadsUp and their delivery partners consent to collect and store name, email address, telephone number and organisation name in order to contact you both further about the referral you are making.

      Information collected here will only be used for the purposes outlined above and will be deleted immediately if you choose not to become a participant.

      You and the person you are referring are not providing any further commitment or consent, and should they choose to become a participant with HeadsUp further relevant permissions will be discussed.

      If you have any further queries about how your personal data is used please review our privacy policy which can be found here or contact us via: headsup@enableeast.org.uk