Enfield Employment Service
1st Floor, 65C Park Avenue
Bush Hill Park
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Our service supports people with mental health problems to secure employment through a combination of training and placements. We provide this through a supported commercial enterprise, and external providers.
We have an active service user involvement group which helps us to review and mould the quality and effectiveness of our services and plan new services.
How we help
Working in partnership with our service users and their health and social care professionals, we offer person centred support to those who wish to enter or return to paid employment, education or training. As a stepping stone in to the world of work, we offer in-house work placements such as administration assistant and receptionist.
Our employer engagement programme complements this by offering work placements with a wide range of local and national employers. We also offer vocational training and work placements for those who need to fill skills gaps or refresh existing skills. Courses available include assertiveness and confidence, preparation for work, career planning and graphic design.
We work on an individual basis with each client.
We offer an initial assessment where we discuss and explore clients’ previous work experiences and together we produce an initial action plan. This plan enables clients to highlight their short and long term goals and agreed actions to assist their progression in, or returning to the world of work. At subsequent sessions we review the actions.
Who we can help
We work with anyone over the age of 18 who is unemployed, diagnosed with a mental health problem (includes anxiety/depression), has an insight into their own mental health problem and is motivated to engage with us.
Referrals are welcomed from mental health statutory services in Enfield, supporting people recovering from mental health problems and from individuals accessing mental health secondary care services.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.