HeadsUp News and Resources

Created on 8 September 2020

Barriers are there to overcome...

When a particularly anxious participant came onto the project wanting employability support, turning up for the first appointment with [me] his Peer Support Worker was a real challenge. He didn’t feel...

Created on 8 September 2020

Curve ball moments ….....

Each participant is different, bringing their own unique experience and it’s really important that this is at the base of our support, what works well for some does not with others. And what works for...

Created on 8 September 2020

The harsh truth about job hunting right now!...

Being unemployed right now is difficult with such a competitive job market due to fewer jobs and a high number of applicants – it’s often difficult to keep motivated. Working with participants to bu...

Created on 11 August 2020

Lockdown also forces positive change!...

I doubt that anyone would say that they’ve enjoyed the last few months, and much of that has been down to enforced changes we have all had to make to our lives. Covid has impacted our personal, social...

Created on 10 August 2020

Face to Face Meetings begin again at Basildon Advice Store...

HeadsUp in Basildon are seeing participants face-to-face again this month for the first time since lockdown as our base of operations in the Advice Store is reopening to the public. The size of our...

Created on 10 August 2020

Applying for Jobs Begins from the Ground Up...

There’s no denying that, in the current climate, it can be difficult to find a job. Whether you’re looking to work for the first time or have recently become unemployed, prospects now may seem fairly...

Created on 7 July 2020

Peer Support continues throughout the Pandemic...

Usually HeadsUp Peer Support Workers (PSW’s) meet with Participants in cafes, libraries and other informal spaces, but because of the social distancing guidelines during Covid 19 we can’t meet face to...

Created on 30 June 2020

Not alone ….....

As well as offering employment or training advice and support, as Peer Support Workers (PSW's) we also offer a broader moral support to our participants. There can be many factors involved in individu...

Created on 29 June 2020

When a thank you note says it all...

Sometimes you don't need to write an awful lot to relay the message you are trying to get across. This note was sent from one of our participants to their Peer Support Worker (PSW), the person who had...

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