Employment Advisor Service

Work Stress?
Seeking Work?
Feeling Low or Worried?

Help for anyone over 16 years of age living in Stoke-on-Trent who need employment support alongside talking therapies.

We can help you:
> Search for employment opportunities    
> Return to employment
> Support you in the workplace
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Who are we?
Healthy Minds is a partnership between North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare (NHS Trust), North Staffs Mind and Changes Health & Wellbeing.

We are a fast acting service and we aim to offer you the help you need when you really need it. Healthy Minds do this by offering talking therapies, practical support and guidance quickly and easily.

 
The Employment Advisor Service is part of the Healthy Minds (IAPT) talking therapies team. We support people struggling with employment difficulties to enable them to gain, return to or remain in employment.
 

Supporting you to gain work
Gaining work: If you are unemployed, would like to return to the workplace and would require support with finding suitable employment.

 
We can help with:
> CV writing
> Application forms
> Interview techniques
> One to one advice and support
> Sourcing vacancies
> Contacting employers
> Work trials
> Gaining benefits guidance
 
Supporting you in employment
We can help you:
> Address any difficulties at work that are affecting your wellbeing
> Gain support from employers, human resources or occupational health departments
> Explore career pathways
> Explore reasonable adjustments which might help you to return to work
 
How to access our services
Our employment advisors work from The Hope Centre in Hanley as part of the Healthy Minds (IAPT) talking therapies service, but appointments can be offered in venues across Stoke-on-Trent that are convenient for people if required. Please contact one of our advisors initially for an assessment of your needs.
 
How do I get help?
A professional involved in your care can refer you. Self-refer online or by phoning 0300 123 0907 option 2 if you are registered with a Stoke-on-Trent GP. If you are registered with a North Staffordshire GP outside of Stoke-on-Trent, then please contact 01782 711651. If you live outside of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire and require help, please discuss this with your GP who can discuss services that are available in your area. We provide help that is easy for you to fit into your life.