Support at work

Specialist help available to improve your mental health at work

We know that employment or being involved in activities such as volunteering or training is an important part of mental health recovery. Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has a team of mental health specialists who can support you in work.

We can help you to retain your employment if you are or think you are at risk of losing your job due to your mental health. We can work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.

If you feel it would benefit you, we can also work with your employer. This could include mediation, training, and support with returning to work as well as helping them to understand your personal experiences.

Our employment support service aims to build your confidence and self-esteem.

The support is tailored to your individual needs. We work with you at a pace that suits you so that you are able to retain your employment.

Support can include:

  • Regular one to one support, advice and guidance
  • Develop an action plan to achieve your workplace goals
  • Help to rebuild relationships where conflict has arisen
  • During sickness absence keep clear lines of communication open between you and your employer
  • A variety of peer group workshops and courses to support you to manage your wellbeing at work, to help reduce instances of sickness.

If you would like more information please get in touch on 01482 240200 or email [email protected]

This project is funded by The Big Lottery Fund.


Is your mental health making it hard to find a job?

Hull & East Yorkshire Mind are working in Partnership with Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust to help individuals with a mental health condition, to gain and retain employment. The Individual, Placement and Support Programme is here to help find the right job for you, while supporting you with any mental health problems you may be facing. We can help with the following:

• A personalised service to help you find work that’s right for you
• Regular one-to-one support, advice and guidance with an Employment Specialist
• Developing an action plan to achieve your workplace goals
• Support with your CV, applying for jobs and preparing for interviews
• Links with local employers
• Support to explain your health condition to an employer (optional)
• Access to benefits advice
• Ongoing support once you start work

If you live in the East Riding and access one of the Community Mental Health Teams for support, you have the chance to work with one of our dedicated Employment Specialists.


Action Towards Inclusion

Action Towards Inclusion is a £7.4 million project being delivered in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding, over the next 3 years, which is part of the national Building Better Opportunities. This is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund. Hull and East Yorkshire Mind will be working in partnership with other organisations to deliver Action Towards Inclusion.

It aims to offer long-term holistic support to people who unemployed and experiencing difficulties are relating to health, social exclusion and financial issues. Support is available to improve employability skills and volunteering/work experience, this will enable participants to move closer towards job-search, training, education and employment.

Up to 2019 the project has received up to £193,050 of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The project has recently been awarded a further £160,210 of funding from the above awarding bodies to provide further support for the next three years up until 2022.

The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit