Employment Services

Many people who access mental health and addiction services say they want help in getting and keeping a job, and see it as an important part of their recovery.

We are passionate about, and committed to, supporting people to get and retain the right job.

The Trust set up its Employment Services in 2004 and has over the past 10 years supported over 1000 people to gain paid employment in a range of industries.

Working closely with each individual to match the person, ambition and employment goal, CNWL’s Employment Services now provide the following:

A User Employment Programme (UEP)

  • Support in applying for jobs within CNWL, with on-going support once people start work
  • Work placements within CNWL in a range of roles, enabling individuals to re-train, update old skills, gain confidence and obtain a recent work reference; whilst continuing to receive support to find paid work

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Model

  • Trained employment specialists (ES) being based in mental health and addiction teams. Research has shown that having an ES in treatment teams results in more people getting back to work
  • Employment specialists playing a key role in building relationships with local employers to access the ‘hidden’ labour market, as up to 70% of jobs are never advertised

This website provides information for people using services, carers, employers, and partner agencies on how our services work and on the research evidence behind our approach. Information about other agencies that can support people to get back to work, or keep an existing job, is also included.

IPS Centre of Excellence Programme

CNWL has been recognised for its work in implementing employment services since 2010, when we became part of the Centre for Mental Health IPS Centre of Excellence Programme. For more information go to the Centre of Excellence Programme website.

If you are an employer we can offer a free recruitment service, providing suitable candidates, matched to your vacant positions. For more information please contact: Kyriacos Colocassis on gary.colocassis@nhs.net

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Contact details:

Address: Latimer House 40-48 Hanson Street London W1W 6UL
Phone: 020 7612 1621

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