Phone: 0191 441 5950
Email: [email protected]k
Address: Enterprise City, Meadowfield Avenue, Green Lane Industrial Estate, Spennymoor, DL16 6JF
Download a referral form


What we do:

This service offers help to people with mental health problems to fulfil their aspirations and goals towards personal recovery. People who wish to increase their confidence, independence and skills through paid employment, volunteering or education can achieve this with the help we offer. We can help you with things such as:

  • Vocational Assessments
  • Confidence Building
  • Personal Development
  • Access to work placements and voluntary work
  • Find and access training and qualifications
  • To gain the skills to complete a CV and cover letter
  • Job searching
  • To gain practical skills to complete application forms
  • Advice and guidance with interview techniques
  • Signposting to other agencies
  • Information on appropriate welfare benefits
  • Create Individual Recovery Action Plans

Supporting someone with their employment aspirations (paid or unpaid) is a key part of the recovery process. People report having better mental health when they are in good employment.

Our fully flexible range of work-related support enables people to join the workforce for the first time, re-join after a period of absence, re-train in the career of their choice or retain their current position.

It takes all sorts of different skills to do different jobs. Taking up learning can open up new job opportunities. By improving your skills or learning new ones, you can gain the qualifications you need to do the job you want.

Learning can also offer stimulation and new challenges. It is a great way to get out and about, meet new people and make new friends. Many people who take up learning as adults say it has given them increased confidence, self-worth and optimism for the future.

We can help you to stay in employment by:

  • Providing support to disclose mental health to your employer and/or colleagues
  • Negotiating a gradual return to the workplace
  • Looking at possible reasonable adjustments
  • Identifying difficulties at work and work towards solutions
  • Providing information and advice around employment and disability related legislation

Who is the service for?

We work with people aged 18 and over who either live within, or are registered with a GP within, the Sedgefield area which covers: Spennymoor, Newton Aycliffe, Shildon, Fishburn, Ferryhill, Trimdons, Chilton, Sedgefield.
We can provide support if you are looking for employment, or are in employment and need support to keep your job, and are experiencing mental health problems. (You don’t need a formal diagnosis.)

How to get support:

If you think this service could help you, you will need to get a referral from a health or social care professional, such as:

  • Care Coordinators / Advanced Practitioners/
  • Mental Health Care Staff (Care Link Workers / Graduate Mental Health Workers etc.)
  • Other Voluntary Organisations, with Care Coordinator/Lead Professional involvement

They will need to complete a referral form and post it to: MHM, Enterprise City, Meadowfield Avenue, Green Lane Industrial Estate, Spennymoor, DL16 6JF