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Our Employment Development Officer, Moira Oldroyd, provides a variety of help within our Employment Service to help people overcome their barriers and take steps towards their chosen work-related goal. We all know the difficulties associated with going to work: the fear of an unknown environment, lack of recent experience, threat of benefits loss, stigma and misunderstandings, lack of confidence and so on. Information, guidance and support, and opportunities to try things out, can all help to overcome these real concerns, so if you are looking for paid employment, voluntary work, training and self-development, education, or something interesting and purposeful to do then we may be able to help you. If you already in work or training and are experiencing bullying,  long term sickness absence due to mental health problems, stress at work or training, fear of dismissal, or if you are looking for support during difficult times at work then we may also be able to help you.  In practical terms this means that Moira can work with you to search for something that suits you, support you to get started (e.g. with CVs and interviews) and help to overcome difficulties at any stage (such as mediating with employers). Moira can give you information on the local labour market, recruitment and selection procedures, where to look for jobs or voluntary work, what courses are available locally, how work affects your benefits, your contractual and legal employment rights. She can also help you find opportunities to build confidence and skills and help you access other Mind services that may give extra support. She can also provide guidance and support in the form of career counselling, understanding your mental health needs, dealing with other people (e.g. bosses or colleagues) or agencies (e.g. occupational health, Job Centre Plus); offering feedback and confidence raising, and keeping positive. Additionally, if you need to learn computer skills, or brush up on those you already have, to help find work then Mind can provide free training, taught in groups of five, on our own computers here at Faulkner Road. You can work at your own pace and concentrate on the areas/skills that you need. Sessions are on Monday afternoons or Tuesday mornings.
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Our Employment Service provides a variety of help to enable people overcome their barriers and take steps towards their chosen work-related goal. We all know the difficulties associated with going to work: the fear of an unknown environment, lack of recent experience, threat of benefits loss, stigma and misunderstandings, lack of confidence and so on. Information, guidance and support, and opportunities to try things out, can all help to overcome these real concerns, so if you are looking for paid employment, voluntary work, training and self-development, education, or something interesting and purposeful to do then we may be able to help you. If you already in work or training and are experiencing bullying,  long term sickness absence due to mental health problems, stress at work or training, fear of dismissal, or if you are looking for support during difficult times at work then we can also help you. In practical terms this means that we can work with you to search for something that suits you, support you to get started (e.g. with CVs and interviews) and help to overcome difficulties at any stage (such as mediating with employers). We can give you information on the local labour market, recruitment and selection procedures, where to look for jobs or voluntary work, what courses are available locally, how work affects your benefits, your contractual and legal employment rights. We can also help you find opportunities to build confidence and skills and help you access other Mind services that may give extra support. The service can also provide guidance and support in the form of career counselling, understanding your mental health needs, dealing with other people (e.g. bosses or colleagues) or agencies (e.g. occupational health, Job Centre Plus); offering feedback and confidence raising, and keeping positive. Additionally, if you need to learn computer skills, or brush up on those you already have, to help find work then Mind can provide free training, taught in groups of five, on our own computers here at Faulkner Road. You can work at your own pace and concentrate on the areas/skills that you need. Sessions are on Monday afternoons or Tuesday mornings.
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