Supporting you to be mentally healthy in work
The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service, funded by the Department for Work and Pension, supports people in permanent or temporary employment who are experiencing mental health problems. It’s easy to access and there’s no cost.
They offer emotional well-being, support and advice for nine months. You can use the service if you have a mental health concern (diagnosed or undiagnosed) that is making your job difficult or has resulted in workplace absence
We partner with 2 neurodiversity specialists, Genius Within and Support Connect. Learners have the option of which organisation they wish to work with.
- Genius Within offer remote access to a specialist counsellor who on a 1-1 basis can support with mental health, learning needs or emotional needs.
- Support Connect in addition can offer IT and software support for specific learning needs and mentoring support.
To work with either organisation, you will need to complete an online screener that will identify any potential challenges. You will then be contacted by an expert workplace psychologist.
To be referred to support connect, you will need to speak to your tutpr who can arrange this for you. If you prefer to engage with Genius Within, then you can complete the initial screener via the button below.
The Screening Questionnaire takes about 15 minutes to answer. The questions focus on practical, work-related issues. For each issue, Genius Within provides you with top tips for working at your best at work or in training. Following an online assessment, any apprentice whose results indicates challenges is able to receive support from an expert workplace psychologist.