Our Place! – Embracing Mental Health is a partnership that brings together organisations involved in supporting people with mental health issues get back into employment. Partners in the project include Mencap, Imagine, Sutton JobcentrePlus, Sutton Mental Health Foundation, Sutton IAPT, South West London St George’s Mental Health Trust, Sutton College and Orchard Hill College.


The aim of Our Place! – Embracing Mental Health is to help unemployed people with mental health conditions into sustained employment as well as supporting more workplaces to become ‘healthy workplaces’ in which employee wellbeing is taken seriously. The Employer Engagement Officer is the single point of contact for residents and employers to explore ways they can support people with mental health conditions into employment. A range of services are on offer including:

work experience
work trials (try-before-you-buy)
mentoring (coaching people to improve their confidence)
mock interviews
learning from best practice to promote a ‘healthier’ workplace for all employees

Details
To find out more, please contact Caroline Watson.
Email: caroline.watson@sutton.gov.uk or call Caroline on 0208 409 7249