Mental health vocational support services

We provide support and enable people with mental health issues to access employment, training, education and volunteering activities.

We work with individuals through various forms of support, to help them to:

  • remain in a current job
  • identify relevant pre-employment and job skills training
  • create or update an existing CV
  • complete job application forms and interview skills/techniques
  • Build confidence/self-esteem using social activity/socially inclusive groups

We take a person-centred approach and our vocational support worker will work with individuals on a one-to-one basis to provide tailored support to enable them to overcome barriers and achieve their desired goals. This could be through involvement in further education, training, voluntary or paid work, social activity and other activities to enhance quality of life and promote social inclusion.

The service is available to anyone using or eligible to use secondary mental health services in Barking and Dagenham aged 18+. 


Self-referrals and referrals from care coordinators and other providers are accepted.

Referrals from care co-ordinators and other providers