Is your health holding you back from finding the right job?
If so, you can join the Links to Work programme and we'll help you to bridge the gap between any health issues and securing work. You will be able to:
- access our fully qualified physical and mental health professionals
- work with our external partners including Disability Confident employers, NHS services, local GP surgeries, disability confident employers, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
- receive one-to-one support and group sessions focusing on Stress Management, Managing Anxiety, Healthy Eating, Exercise and Wellbeing, Disclosing Your Health Condition and more
- explore employment opportunities with local employers we know.
We'll work wih you to build a health service package that suits you.
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Your health and wellbeing journey with Links to Work
Triage – 'three way approach'
If you tell us about a health issue whilst we’re getting to know each other a meeting with you, your personal consultant and one of our in-house qualified health professionals will be arranged .
This is an opportunity to explore, in an informal setting, what your health barriers to employment are and agree a health plan that works for you.
By fully understanding your health issue your personal consultant and health adviser will tailor the service to your requirements, making sure any employment goals and aspirations are suitable for you.
One to one health support
You could start benefitting from our one to one health support which will only ever come from a fully qualified health professional so you know you’re in good hands.
One to one support includes developing effective coping strategies or help with the practical side of things, such as identifying job goals that are compatible with your health issues, discovering local Disability Confident employers and supporting with reasonable adjustments once you are in work.
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You’ll be invited to attend our group workshops on topics such as ‘Managing Anxiety’, ‘Exercise and Wellbeing’, ‘Healthy Eating’, ‘Managing Interview Nerves’ and so much more.
Our workshops are designed to equip you with strategies for better managing your health issues in preparing for the workplace.
Many of our customers quote our group workshops as being particularly effective – you’ll quickly discover you are not alone.
Our Dorset health advisor blogs about the typical journey you'll take with us if your health is preventing you from finding employment.
Our help doesn’t stop once you are in work. We will continue to work with you and your employer, providing tailored health and wellbeing in-work support.
Links to Work is a voluntary programme – it’s your choice whether you join. We hope you do though as we’d love to support you!
For more information and to find out whether the Links to Work programme is right for you please complete the sign up form or call us on 0800 917 9262.