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Aim4Work

Specialist employability programme for people with common mental health conditions

Welcome to Aim4Work #aim4work

A FREE specialist employability programme for people with common mental health conditions living in:
 
  • ​South London
  • North London
  • East London
Aim4Work logo and contacts

Aim4Work is delivered by Shaw Trust and partners

Shaw Trust partners:
 

NHS South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust
www.swlstg-tr.nhs.uk (opens in new tab or window)

City and Hackney Mind
www.cityandhackneymind.org.uk/ (opens in new tab or window)

Resources Plus (Bexley Council)
www.resourcesplus.org.uk/ (opens in new tab or window)

Bromley by Bow Centre
www.bbbc.org.uk/ (opens in new tab or window)



Aim4Work is jointly funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund (https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/esf (opens in new tab or window)) under the Building Better Opportunities programme and forms part of their commitment to invest in local projects to tackle the root causes of poverty, promote social inclusion and drive jobs and growth.

BBO_National Lottery and ESF logos


“I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression a few years ago and have been out of work ever since. Having someone dedicated to helping me find a job, who fully understands my needs and who can work with me and my employer will give me so much more confidence. My future already feels brighter.” 



How can I apply?  Are you:

  • Not working, but want to?
  • Living with a common mental health condition?*
  • Over 25 years old?
  • Living in South London, North London or East London?**
  • Legally entitled to live and work in the UK? 

*Examples of common mental health conditions include: Anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder.

**Covers the following areas only: Croydon, Bromley, Kingston, Merton, Bexley, Hackney and Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Enfield, Haringey, Redbridge, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Barking & Dagenham, Richmond and Sutton .

 
If you answered yes to all of the above, you can apply to get onto the programme by completing the Aim4Work Enquiry Form (skips to enquiry form at the bottom of page).
 
Alternatively, email your name and preferred method of contact to Aim4Work@shaw-trust.org.uk (opens in new window) or call free on 0800 389 0177.

Please note: Aim4Work is a free service that will not impact on any current government benefits you receive.
 


How does it work?

Once accepted onto the programme, one of our professional Aim4Work navigators will:
 
  1. Get to know you
  2. Draw up an action plan to get you into work
  3. Introduce you to interested employers
  4. Provide you with in-work support
  5. Be there with you every step of the way

 

Who is delivering the programme in your area?

Aim4Work will be delivered in South London, North London and East London and will run until March 2019. See the table below for details of providers and the areas they cover.
 
 
Provider South London North and East London
Shaw Trust
Shaw Trust
Croydon, Bromley Hackney, Enfield, Haringey, Redbridge, Greenwich, Havering, Newham, Barking and Dagenham
South West and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
South West and St George_Mental Health NHS Trust
Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton  
Resources Plus
Resources Plus
Bexley  
City and Hackney Mind
City and Hackney Mind
  Hackney and Waltham Forest
Bromley by Bow Centre
Bromley By Bow centre
  Newham, Tower Hamlets
  


Other useful links


Health & Wellbeing

For more information on other Shaw Trust programmes 
www.shaw-trust.org.uk/en-GB/Services/Health-and-Wellbeing

OneYou
www.nhs.uk/oneyou (opens in new tab or window)

TimetoChange
www.time-to-change.org.uk (opens in new tab or window)

Moodzone
www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression (opens in new tab or window)
 

Employment

For more information on other Shaw Trust programmes
www.shaw-trust.org.uk/en-GB/Services/Employment-Services

Fit for work
www.fitforwork.org (opens in new tab or window)



If you are in need of urgent support:

  • Samaritans (24 hour): 116123
  • Saneline (6am-11pm): 0300 304 7000

Referrer Leaflet

A guide, for GPs and other health care professionals, to referring patients with common mental health conditions living in South London, North London or East London.
Download Referrer Leaflet (PDF, 279 KB, opens in new tab or window)

Client Leaflet

Information for individuals with common mental health conditions living in South London, North London or East London, who are interested in enrolling on the Aim4Work programme.
Download Client Leaflet (PDF, 238 KB opens in new tab or window)

Contact Aim4Work

Please complete the enquiry form below.