Latest news and issues…

Latest news and issues…

Created on 19 May 2020

Home working – it’s great (isn’t it?)...

We have adapted and found ways to keep delivering our project and we are proud of that, but that’s a discussion for a different blog. The focus here is on our Peer Support Workers (PSW’s), the people...

Created on 18 May 2020

Skill Pods continue across Essex...

Delighted that we are still able to offer a full portfolio of support for our HeadsUp participants, including our Skill Pods which help people to develop their practical job seeking skills....

Created on 18 May 2020

Teamwork = ‘Mock Interviews’ still an option for our participants...

One of the most important skills an employer looks for is the ability to work in a team, and here at HeadsUp we are proud of our track record of pulling together for the benefit of our participants....

Created on 18 May 2020

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week!...

This week is MHAW a national event which this year concentrates on Kindness. We have worked with Mid and North Essex Mind and North Essex IAPT to create a programme of creative and supportive films th...

Created on 30 March 2020

We Are Still Open For Business!...

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Created on 12 February 2020

New Skill Pods offer accessible employability skills training...

One of the great things about HeadsUp is the way in which we’ve been able to adapt to meet the needs of those we work with over the life of the project. As we move into the next phase of grant funding...

Created on 12 February 2020

The Impact of Peer Support – One Participants Amazing Journey...

One of the best parts of being a Peer Support Worker on this project is seeing how everything we put into practice helps participants whose social anxiety, self-esteem and confidence is often at an al...

Created on 12 February 2020

Our Colchester HeadsUp Participant knows best !...

Monica joined HeadsUp in October 2017, and was with us for just over a year. During this time the support from our Peer Support Worker helped boost her confidence and overcome a lot of her personal ba...

Created on 6 January 2020

Understanding your anxiety...

One of the reasons HeadsUp exists is to help people who are anxious about moving into employment, education or training. According to the NHS, “Anxiety is something everyone experiences at times, and...

Created on 5 November 2019

Working together and winning...

Last month saw the celebration of World Mental Health Day and HeadsUp worked with IAPT, MIND and Samaritans to bring information about services available in the local area. We were stationed at Broomf...

Created on 5 November 2019

Navigation – thoughts from the hills...

Around twenty years ago I went camping in Scotland, planning to pitch my tent at the top of Stob Coire Easain. At 1115 metres high it’s taller than Snowdon, so you’d think it would be easy to spot; bu...

Created on 25 September 2019

Active links made with Sailship and Moat...

During July our EPUT delivery partners were happy to sign up 11 new participants to receive support from the HeadsUp programme. Operating across central and eastern parts of Essex the team have been o...

Created on 25 September 2019

Brushing up on those IT skills ……...

One of the most common things we hear from participants is that they worry their computer skills are not up to scratch. It’s a fact of life now that very often we will need at least a basic ability wi...

Created on 25 September 2019

‘The Truth’ and a journey back to work …...

All too often, we allow ourselves to feel trapped by something that happened in the past- either recently or a long time ago. From exam grades to criminal records, too little work-experience to too mu...

Created on 24 September 2019

Jobs Fairs, MP discussions and Employer Events...

The end of May saw HeadsUp at a Job Fair in Southend where we met a range of employers, signed up some potential new participants, and got to discuss how our programme helps the constituents of Sir Da...

Created on 18 December 2018

Great news for HeadsUp at Signpost Greenstead...

The last few weeks have seen some great successes at Signpost Greenstead. Our HeadsUp Peer Support Worker based at this location has spent a lot of time helping participants feel confident to take tha...

Created on 10 December 2018

Step by Step – HeadsUp makes great progress in Mid and North Essex...

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) share their latest Blog – It was celebration time just recently for the EPUT HeadsUp team, when one of our participants secured a job in a care...

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