How We Can Help
About Building Employment Skills and Training
Despite the current coronavirus situation we continue to provide this service within the limitations imposed.
We provide support for people in Westminster, who have had experience of mental health problems, to find and engage in paid work, voluntary work, education or training, or any meaningful activity that improves their quality of life. Anyone accessing our Building Employment, Skills and Training (BEST) service will start by taking part in an initial assessment with a Community Programmes Co-ordinator in order to identify his or her goals, and together they will start making a plan to achieve them. We provide one to one advice and guidance and a range of workshops, training sessions and support groups including CV workshops, job and volunteering search, confidence building, communication and presentation development, peer support groups as well as signposting/referral to appropriate support services where necessary. We will continue to offer regular phone, digital support and progress review and to promote useful events and activities including Mind’s Hub activities and workshops as required.
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 knows you.
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.
Email: [email protected]
Self Referral Form
If you would like to self refer you can use our self referral form.