Are you looking for work?
Is your health holding you back?

If so, you can join the Links to Work programme which will help you to bridge the gap between any health issues and securing work. You will be able to: 

  • work with our external partners including NHS services, local GP surgeries, disability confident employers, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
  • create a positive attitude towards health and work
  • access our fully qualified physical and mental health professionals
  • 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.

For more information or a quick chat please call us on 0800 917 9262.

Health and Wellbeing

Mum in park with her sonLet’s get to know each other
It might start with a phone call, a cuppa or a chat – whatever is best for you!

You will have your own personal consultant who will be there for you. Their role is to learn about you, to make sure you get the right help for you. They will work with you to identify your strengths, skills and abilities and identify any barriers.

Once we understand your needs, circumstances and aspirations you will work with your consultant, and other members of the team to create your own action plan, giving you the right support to help you achieve your goals.
Get in touch

 

one to one meetingTriage
Our ‘three way’ approach lets us work together to achieve your goals – whatever they may be!

If you tell us about a health issue whilst we get to know each other then a meeting will be arranged with you, your personal consultant and one of our health and wellbeing advisers.

This joint approach allows us to fully explore what you believe to be your health barriers to employment and agree a health plan that works for you. By fully understanding your health issue your personal consultant will tailor the service to what you need, making sure any employment goals and aspirations are suitable for you.
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People on a computerAnd more…
Overcoming a health problem can be daunting and thinking about work may not be your main focus right now. We recognise that work can play a huge part in overcoming health problems and we want to make sure you get all the support you need to help you get there.

Our help doesn’t stop once you are in work! We will continue to work with you and your employer, with tailored health and wellbeing in-work support.
Get started today 

 

Our Dorset health advisor blogs about the typical journey you'll take with us if your health is preventing you from finding employment

Links to Work is a voluntary programme – it’s your choice whether you join but…take a chance today to make a change tomorrow!

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.

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