A Busy April for HeadsUp EPUT Delivery Partners in Central and North Essex
With 15 new participants joining our EPUT delivery partners this really has been a great month for HeadsUp in this part of Essex. It’s fantastic to see people who can really benefit from our support coming forward and taking those first steps back towards the workplace, even if it might be small steps or even one step forward and two steps back to begin with!
We have seen some lovely outcomes for some of our participants aswell for instance one lady was inseparable from her boyfriend- they would attend the HeadsUp meetings together and she would include him on part of her journey. This month however, she found employment in an ice cream van in a local retail centre … but the extra topping was that her boyfriend also found employment in the neighboring hot dog van! This story cannot help but make you smile and we wish both of them huge luck in their journey……
Some of our participants are making really good use of all of the opportunities that are available to them. These might be activities run by HeadsUp itself such as our programme of workshops (there 3 of these coming up for this group), but also by attending events that HeadsUp delivers with other people across Essex. This week in conjunction with North and Mid Essex Mind and IAPT, we are delivering a whole host of information stands, workshops and even a Burlesque Taster to help people feel more body confident! There are various events being held across Essex all to raise awareness during the national ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ find out more in our news piece in this section of the website.
Finally (this really has been a busy time!) the team continue to make great links with other local stakeholders who may signpost potential participants to us in the future. Recently this has included linking in with the Moat Foundation Officer at a new community hub in Maldon where some of the team are setting up an ‘Employer Links’ day for participants in that area – watch this space !!
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