Employment Advisor Service

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The Employment Advisor Service is individually tailored to meet the needs of people with stress, anxiety or depression and helps to identify solutions to work-related issues.

Employment Advisors provide support and guidance to identify solutions to improve work-related concerns and enhance health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Who is the service for?

The Employment Advisor Service is offered to people who are referred to one of the steps2change therapy options.

They may be employed and struggling at work, or absent due to sickness or work related issues. The service is also open to those who are unemployed who feel they would benefit from individual and if appropriate, group support, to explore their current work situation and help them to overcome the barriers to accessing employment.

Employment Advisors can:

  • Talk to you about your job and the specific issues that are affecting you at work.
  • Help you to plan options and understand how they might work in practice.
  • Help you to think about returning to work if you are off sick, when you are ready.
  • Help you to think about what needs to change and what support you will need.
  • Provide advice, support and guidance in respect of difficulties at work.
  • Work alongside Occupational Health and/or Human Resources.
  • Identify other suitable organisations which provide employment-related advice.
  • Stay in touch with you during the early stages of your return to work or implementing your plan.

A service user said:

"The Employment Advisor provided support and guidance to explore what I could do to make positive changes and to assist me to identify other potential employment prospects with a focus on a healthy work-life balance.

"I am truly grateful for all the support, thank you!"

List of pages

Useful links

Acas website - Gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.

Access to Work website - Can help you to get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

Benefits Calculator - Check if you could be entitled to Government benefits.

Citizens Advice website - Find out more about your rights and how to solve problems.

Direct.gov website - Government website with information about working, jobs and pensions.

HSE website - Help and information to keep people safe and healthy at work.

Mental Health at Work website - Ideas, examples, resources and guides about workplace mental health.

Mind website - Explains the laws which protect you from discrimination at work and where you can get support and advice.

Money Helper website - Free and impartial money advice from the Government.

National Careers Service website - Careers information, advice and guidance which can help you to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in your career.

NHS website - Returning to work after mental health issues

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