To empower people who use mental health services by offering training in skills that are both useful in day to day living and can be transferred into the job market.
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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1087420)
People with mental health problems are some of the most marginalised in society. They are the least likely of any disability group to be in paid work. Our training course offers people a chance to rebuild their confidence and assertiveness skills. They learn to understand the mental health system better and develop interpersonal skills, particularly those around interviewing and being interviewed. We also include teaching about the earlier stages of the process of applying for work application such as writing application forms. The project aims to train a minimum of 15 people each year. Expected outcomes for these individuals are improved confidence (observable and self-reported) and readiness or progress towards being ready to engage in voluntary or paid work (measured by audit of activity). General costs for the course include trainers' fees ¬£6000; venue hire ¬£1200; learning resources ¬£1000; trainees' support ¬£1200; catering ¬£2000; transport costs ¬£2,500; admin support ¬£1000
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