Job Retention Support

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.


For Employees

  • 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

For Employers

  • 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 feel your job is at risk and would like support to retain employment?
  • Are you currently accessing support through one of the following?:
    Leeds mental wellbeing service (formally IAPT), Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) including Intensive Community Services (ICS) or any other LYPFT team, for example a perinatal practitioner or the personality disorder network?

You are unable to self-refer but speak to your support worker who can refer you using the form below.

Please note that from April 1st we will no longer accept referrals through the post, they must be emailed to