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Get back to work with Peer Employment Groups 

Do you experience mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression?

Are you looking to get back into work? If the answer is yes and you are not engaged in any paid work, are eligible to work in the UK and live in West London, then the Peer Support Employment Group Project may be able to help you!

Funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund, the Building Better Opportunities PSEG Project tackles the barriers that common mental health problems can create when somebody is looking for work and supports participants to overcome these obstacles.

Peer Support is proven to improve mental wellbeing and reduce social isolation. In the Peer Support Employment Groups, people who share similar experiences support each other in their journey back into employment. 

Alongside the groups, support from an Employment Adviser can help you to identify your strengths and match them to suitable vacancies. Help can be given with CV writing and interview skills and once you have secured paid employment, your Employment Adviser can continue to support you for up to six months.

‘The Mind BBO employment programme was a crucial piece in my recovery journey. I came to the programme feeling as if I would never work again, but my employment specialist enabled me to get in touch with my strengths and regain control. I am now in a job that really gives me purpose and I feel optimistic about my future!’

For more information please visit our Peer support Employment page or call Estelle Lewis on 020 8515 7874 / 07712406635. 

Happy Pride London!

    Mind in Harrow is flying the rainbow flag in their office in support and celebration of the LGBT+ community. 

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other sexual and gender minorities, like anyone, will experience mental health challenges and distress during their lifetime.

    However the evidence both from the UK and internationally highlights increased levels of common mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and stress among people from these groups.

    The negative impacts of experiences of discrimination and marginalisation, both direct and indirect, on LGBT+ individuals and groups are well established.

    Research also suggests that there may be additional inequalities affecting LGBT+ people from ethnic minority communities or those living with disabilities.

    52% of young LGBT+ people reported self-harm either recently or in the past compared to 25% of heterosexual non-trans young people and 44% of young LGBT+ people have considered suicide compared to 26% of heterosexual non-trans young people.

    At Mind in Harrow, our HeadsUp project supports young people’s mental health for those aged 14-25 years in Harrow.  As part of the project, we partner with The Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre to support LGBT+ young people to build self-esteem and confidence through a mix of one-to-one sessions and weekly youth club sessions that provide a variety of workshops.

    Further support is available from London Friend, 56 Dean Street, Metro Centre, Stonewall and Opening Doors London.