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Supporting people with mental health problems

Every year one in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem, and it can affect anyone - regardless of age, ethnic background, gender and socio-economic status.

Concerns about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it difficult for people to cope, and can often lead to or heighten mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

On Monday 10 October the World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day, and looks to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts to support mental health.

We know that people with mental health problems experience a number of barriers to getting into, and staying in work. And over the past 16 years, Working Links has provided specialist support to many of these people.

Every day, our dedicated consultants help people to cope with the expectations placed upon on them, and provide the appropriate support to help them overcome their barriers into work.

Finding a suitable job not only provides those we support with financial resources, but it also helps them improve their mental well-being, and provides them a sense of identity, purpose and personal growth.

Please take the opportunity to watch a few video case studies of the support we have provided to people with mental health problems in recent years below:

Ben, Cardiff
Ben was referred to Working Links after he was forced to drop out of university following mental health issues.

Anita, Worksop
Anita was referred to Working Links due to many factors, including her struggles with depression, unemployment, housing issues, financial difficulties, health issues and family problems.

Every year one in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem