New faces increase the reach of HeadsUp across North and West Essex
The HeadsUp EPUT (Essex Partnerships University Foundation Trust) team welcomed a new Project Coordinator and new Peer Support Worker in recent weeks which means lots of new ideas and contacts to ensure that as many people as possible can access the support offered by the HeadsUp programme.
Colleagues have already attended the Tendring Mental Health Hub and talked to other organisations that support members of the community who have experienced common mental health problems such as anxiety or depression. They shared information abut how HeadsUp could work with people who are unemployed through 1 to 1 Peer Support, Workshops and Employer Engagement helping them get back to work when they feel ready.
Upcoming networking opportunities include a ‘Speed dating’ style promotion event and an ongoing fixture to talk with EPUT recovery teams working on the ‘Moving on and Staying Well’ courses that offer support to individuals leaving secondary care. These are both excellent opportunities to share the support available through HeadsUp with people who might benefit from it.
The hard work is paying off as the team engaged 11 new participants in the programme in January which is fantastic news!