Richmond Fellowship is a specialist provider of mental health services, and one of the largest voluntary sector providers of mental health care in England, working with over 6000 people.
We enable people with a mental health problem to access employment, training, education and volunteering activities through various forms of support. The service also has peer led activities which can assist in reducing social isolation.
Employment Support: We assist people to find paid employment, unpaid voluntary work and to assist people in retaining their jobs. This includes support via a Community Links/Employment advisor who will work with people on a 1:2:1 basis to provide individual tailored support to enable them to overcome barriers and achieve their desired goals.
We will work with individuals to identify relevant pre-employment and job skills training, create or update an existing CV, support people in completing job application forms and interview skills, techniques.
We will also support people in work to retain employment (job retention). Peer Led Support Individuals to identify goals, take positive steps in their recovery, gain confidence and build on self-esteem as well as develop meaningful relationships and provide career pathways.
We train individuals to become peer supporters so they are able to facilitate peer led social activities within the local community.
Eligibility (who can access the Service):
- People who live in Barking and Dagenham
- People who are eligible to use mental health services