Did you know that one in ten young people experience a mental health problem?
One in six adults experience a common mental health problem every week. (Source 2014 adult psychiatric morbidity survey)
Are you an IPS Apprentice experiencing mental health difficulties at work? Or do you know someone you feel could benefit from support in this area?
Firstly, try speaking to your IPS trainer, or your employer for support and guidance, there is also a free and confidential Supporting Apprentices Service, delivered by Remploy and funded by the Department for Work and Pensions. This service is available to any apprentice who is experiencing difficulties maintaining mental focus on their apprenticeship.
The service is delivered by trained professionals with expertise in mental health and can provide the following support;
- Emotional wellbeing support and advice- duration; six months
- Information on simple workplace adjustments
- Successful coping strategies
- A step by step support plan
Please note: to be eligible for the service you need to be currently enrolled onto an apprenticeship (attending work or signed off by your doctor) and have a mental health condition (diagnosed or undiagnosed) that has resulted in difficulties to remain on the apprenticeship. Examples: Depression, stress, anxiety, low mood, etc.
Get in touch today if you feel you need support.
Get in touch today by contacting the Supporting Apprentices Service on 0300 456 8210 or contact IPS by clicking here, we can guide and support you.