Hertfordshire Employment Support Phone: 0800 052 065824/7 Helpline: 0800 085 1720Email: [email protected]Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pmThis service is based in Watford, Welwyn, Hemel Hempstead and Hitchin. What we do: MHM are working with Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust to provide employment related support to individuals who are also accessing the Hertfordshire Wellbeing IAPT service.IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapy, and the Hertfordshire Wellbeing 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 Hertfordshire Wellbeing Team has four teams located in GP surgeries and community settings covering the whole of the county, and we work alongside them in these locations.The aim of the 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 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. This support can include: Help to set personal recovery employment goals, which we will regularly review with you One-to-one appointments Support meetings with your employer to maintain employment, return to work or find alternative employment Support with job searches, completing applications and covering letters Individual support when meeting employers. Regular contact time with your Employment Recovery Worker to suit your needs Support to receive benefits advice Support with interviews and interview techniques Guidance to gain skills relevant to your chosen career Advice and guidance on finding courses to update skills and offer opportunities to gain relevant qualifications Who is this service for? Individuals currently accessing the Hertfordshire Wellbeing IAPT services who are employed, off sick from work or are unemployed and looking to find work. To receive support from this service, you must be aged over 18 years and registered with a GP in Hertfordshire. How to access support: You can contact The Hertfordshire Wellbeing Service on 0300 777 0707 or via their website to speak to someone about the range of treatment options they offer. You can also ask your GP or other health/social care professional to refer you to the service. Alternatively you can contact the SPA team (0300 777 0707 / Email: [email protected]). 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 Hertfordshire Wellbeing Service, you can discuss with your IAPT therapist whether you would benefit from talking to an employment advisor.