Employment service


What we offer

If you've got a mental health problem and want to get back into work or need support to stay in work then we're here to help you.

We can work with you, your family and/or carer to understand your situation and tailor our support to meet your needs and aspirations.

We provide:

  • One to one advice and support
  • Support to find paid work, become self employed or set up a social enterprise
  • Job coaching and in-work support
  • Help to negotiate reasonable adjustments with your employer
  • Easy route back to support.

We also work with employers to raise their awareness of mental wellbeing in the workplace and what they can do to support their employees.

We provide our support through one to ones, drop-ins, phone, online and email.

Our employment advisors are specifically trained to recognise and work with individuals with mental health problems and they concentrate on what you can do rather than on what you can't.

They work out of a number of local locations such as mental health Bristol hubs, community centres and libraries and GP surgeries.

Our teams are fully integrated with Bristol's existing mental health provision and mainstream employment services to make sure we're all working together to provide joined-up and comprehensive support for you.

We also work closely with Job Centre Plus, Bristol City Council and major local employers to maximise the employment opportunities available to you.

Who we are

The new look service is being run by Richmond Fellowship, one of the biggest voluntary sector providers of mental health support in England. Our focus is on providing high quality services to the 9,000 people we help each year. We offer a wide range of housing, care, employment and community support across more than 120 services.

In 2014/15, more than 78% of people using our employment services moved into employment, training or further education or successfully retained their job.

Locally we're working in partnership with Mental Health Matters, Bristol Somali Resource Centre and Windmill Hill City Farm to maximise local opportunities and meet the needs of Bristol's diverse communities.

Email us on enquiries.bmhemployment@richmondfellowship.org.uk

Call us on 0117 947 1189 or 0117 923 2741

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