Job Retention Support
Unfortunately, referrals to both the Job Retention Service and Employment Support Service at Workplace Leeds are temporarily closed
We will be accepting new referrals from Monday 15th October 2018. Any referrals received prior to this date will be returned.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
Our Job Retention Service will help you to retain your employment if it is at risk whilst you are recovering from your mental health difficulties. We work with you, and can work with your employer too, to achieve the best outcome for you.
We understand that work can be challenging but we believe that maintaining work is not just a means of earning a living, but also plays an important part of your well-being.
We also offer a range of evening & daytime workshops & courses to anyone in employment with a mental health condition. All workshops take place at DeLacey House in Kirkstall.
- Regular one-to-one support, advice and guidance with a Job Retention Specialist
- Help to prepare for a return to work, after sickness absence
- Mediation between you and your employer
- Developing an action plan to help you achieve your work-based goals
- Exploring strategies to manage stress at work, and achieve a work/life balance
- Access to support groups and workshops to build your confidence and resilience in the workplace
- Signposting to other support services
- We offer an impartial, confidential advice service to identify solutions to work related issues, helping you to retain valuable staff
- We can assist you to develop effective return to work strategies for people experiencing mental health difficulties or work related stress
- We help to keep clear lines of communication open between employer and employee during sickness absence
- We offer a variety of group workshops and courses to support staff to manage their wellbeing at work to help reduce instances of sickness absence
Am I eligible for Job Retention support?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of these questions then you’re eligible for our job retention support services:
- Are you aged 18 or over?
- Are you currently experiencing mental health difficulties, including work stress, or have a diagnosis?
- Are you employed but struggling with your work commitments, or off sick and wanting to return?
- Are you currently accessing support through one of the following?:
IAPT via NHS Leeds, Community Links, Leeds Counselling or Touchstone, or Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) including Intensive Community Services (ICS)