How We Can Help
Developing Skills, Growing in Confidence, Building Better Opportunities
Building Better Opportunities in Brent is a service designed to support you during your recovery by engaging in your local community in a positive way. We provide support for people in Brent who have experienced mental health problems, helping to find and engage in paid work, voluntary work, education or training, or any meaningful activity that improves their quality of life.
The project will help you to develop your skills, experience and confidence, whilst having the support networks you need to help foster positive mental health. You will be given the tools you need to take on a role as a volunteer or paid employee – last quarter, we helped 37 people find volunteer placements, supported 68 people with training and six individuals found paid employment after being part of Building Better Opportunities.
We can offer you support with:
- Writing your CV
- Job searching
- Confidence building
- Interview skills
- Gaining new skills
- Getting into training
- Help from people in a similar situation
- Wellness management
- In-work support for up to six months
Who is it For?
These are free services that can be accessed by anyone with common or severe mental health problems. Anyone can apply directly or be referred by their GP, social worker, care coordinator or another mental health professional.
We will require further information about your needs to ensure that the services are safe and suitable. This will usually include a risk assessment to be completed by a professional who is known to you.
Who we can support
- Living with a common mental health problem, for example, depression or anxiety
- Over 25
- Are eligible to work in the UK
- Not on any other BBO/JCP project
- Looking to find work
Building Better Opportunities in Brent
We aim to support people to build their confidence, self-esteem, improve their communication, life and workplace skills, thereby giving emotional backup as well as practical guidance on all aspects of finding and keeping a job. Targeted work takes place at various locations through Drop In sessions on:
- Monday 10am to 12pm at our Wellbeing Hub in Harlesden
- Monday 2pm to 4pm at Wembley library
- Tuesday 2pm to 4pm at Kilburn Job Centre Plus
Tel: 020 7604 5177
This project is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund