Come along for a cuppa and a chat to see how we can help you return to work.
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
will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year
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.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. HeadsUp is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.
**Please Note** Sadly our funding ends early 2023, so we are no longer offering our employment support programme.**
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
Sadly, our funding is ending soon and we are now unable to accept referrals to our employment support programme.
Many thanks for everyone’s support over the past 6 years of delivering this fantastic employment support programme.
“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.