There are a range of employment support and training providers in the borough that can support with CV writing, building confidence, support to gain additional skills, and securing employment.
COVID-19 Employment Support
EmployerHelp offers a range of advice to help businesses overcome the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are needing to expand rapidly, or worried about redundancies, you can find advice on next steps and the best ways to support your staff here.
Sutton Uplift Employment Service
What the Employment service offers?
The Covid19 pandemic is having an impact on peoples Jobs placing many at risk of being made redundant, being placed on Furlough with many employers having to seek government support through the Job Retention Scheme.
Employment support is available for people referred and receiving treatment from Sutton Uplift Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service and who are:
- Out of work both short and long term unemployed who want to get into paid employment
- In work and need help and support to stay in employment
- In work and want support to find / get another job including a career change
Personalised support tailored to the individual’s needs to find employment:
- Advice and career guidance;
- Motivation, confidence building and assertiveness skills
- CV writing, job search and interviewing skills
- Disclosure of mental health within the workplace
- Signposting to benefits and debt counselling
- Partnership working with Job Centre Plus (JCP) and other providers
- Job Club – peer support and partner agency working
Personalised support to retain employment include:
- Adjustments in the workplace
- Management of employment and employer-related issues
- Developing self-management strategies at work
- Support and strategies to return to work after sick leave
- Attendance at workplace, Sickness Review and Mediation meetings
- Liaison with HR and Occupational health departments
- Help to look for more suitable jobs whilst still employed
- Supporting in signposting for legal matters within the workplace and supporting during the process.
Who is Eligible for the Employment Service?
You can be referred to employment support if you are having or expected to receive Therapeutic treatment within our service following a telephone screening/assessment.
If you would like to find out more about our services or think we could be of help you can contact us on:
Tel: 0800 032 1411 (Freephone)
Tel: 020 3513 4044 (charged at your network rate)
Option 1 for IAPT or Wellbeing, including queries regarding appointments.
Option 2 for Sutton Assessment Team and Primary Care Recovery Team
Be a Work Hero – help keep Britain running
Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, there are still thousands of critical jobs out there. JobHelp are here to help with information on what types of roles are good to apply for right now.
You can also find hints and tips on applying for jobs if you haven’t done it for a while. If you are looking for a full or part-time job – or even some temporary work during the coronavirus emergency – visit Find a Job.
RIFT Group – A Guide to Tax Debt and Mental Health
RIFT Group have released a thorough guide on how to care for one’s mental health when dealing with debt, and offers plenty of valuable information on the impact of debt to mental health, the different kinds of debt (e.g. tax debt), and how they can be a key source of stress, depression, and anxiety if not planned and managed properly. Advice for dealing with debt such as setting up a Debt Management Plan or an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA), qualifying for a Debt Relief Order (DRO), or even filing bankruptcy to get some protection and keep life essentials like pension savings safe from creditors.
The guide also includes information on what to do if debt problems begin affecting your mental health, including recognising the symptoms and early warning signs of mental health problems associated with debt, as well as advice on where to turn to for help and support.
Other useful information and resources, including debt charities and organisations that are dedicated to helping people conquer their debt problems.
Guide to Tax Debt and Mental Health