HeadsUp provides support and advice to people in Essex, Southend and Thurrock with common mental health problems to help them get back into the workplace after a period of unemployment. HeadsUp is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.
We know that the idea of getting back to work after a period of unemployment can be really daunting. However, we believe that returning to work or education can provide you with loads of amazing benefits such as a boost in self-confidence, purpose, an opportunity to make new friends and the chance to learn new skills.
We work with people who are out of work and suffer from common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
We work to develop self-confidence, resilience and wellbeing, as well as helping with the practical aspects of finding a job and making links with potential employers. We don’t preach, we don’t judge, we just support and guide you through the process. And what’s more, the person who will be with you every step of the way has been in your shoes: our peer support workers have suffered from mental health problems and experienced unemployment themselves, meaning they can support you on your journey by drawing upon their own experiences.