Coventry & Warwickshire Employment Support Referrals: 0247 667 1090General enquiries: 0800 074 541224/7 Helpline: 0800 074 5412Email: [email protected] What we do: MHM are working with Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust to provide employment related support to individuals who are also accessing the Coventry & Warwickshire IAPT service.IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapy, and the Coventry and Warwickshire IAPT Service is part of this government initiative to provide easily accessible, evidence based treatments for people experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. The aim of the IAPT service is to help people across the county to be able to access psychological therapy and social care support, to help them achieve better psychological health and wellbeing, enabling them to gain or remain in employment and to participate in daily living activities. We work alongside the IAPT team to provide specialist employment support for their clients. We know that keeping or finding a job can be difficult when you are feeling anxious, depressed or unwell. If our service is right for you, one of our Employment Advisors will work with you to support you towards your own employment goals. They will help you to identify your strengths and skills, and to develop through experience, volunteering and training which is tailored to suit your needs.If you are already working and experience difficulty in the work place then an employment coach can provide you with support and assistance whilst you deal with your challenges and decide how you wish to proceed, including support if you wish to change positions or careers. We understand that your needs and mental health can change, so all the support we provide is flexible and responsive, and focuses on empowering you to take control of your own wellbeing and support. We also work with local employers to raise their awareness about mental health in the workplace and what they can do to support their employees. Everyone who accesses our service can also access our 24/7 helpline, which is staffed by trained counsellors and employment advisors and offers valuable support outside of working hours. This is also a useful tool for local employers and services, as they can seek advice about how to deal with situations appropriately and supportively. You can expect us to support you to find paid work, become self-employed, build your confidence/self-esteem/assertiveness skills, write a CV, practice interview techniques, approach employers/training providers, and get advice on career development/training, plus much more in peer support groups and one-to-one coaching. Who is the service for? Individuals currently accessing the Coventry & Warwickshire IAPT service who are employed, off sick from work or are unemployed and looking to find work. How to access support: You can refer yourself to the Coventry & Warwickshire IAPT service by calling 024 7667 1090 and speaking to an IAPT administrator at their telephone and referral centre (TaRC) who will register your details on their system and begin the process of arranging an assessment appointment. You can also ask your GP or other health/social care professional to refer you to the service. The referrals team will conduct a brief assessment to make sure the service is able to help you.If you are already receiving treatment from the Coventry & Warwickshire IAPT service, you can discuss with your IAPT therapist whether you would benefit from talking to an employment advisor.