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What is Talking Therapies Employment Support?

Stress, anxiety and low mood can affect you at work and have a knock-on effect on your mental health. Similarly, being out of work can also affect your mental health as you are unable to reap the benefits of being in employment. The structure and routine of work can be used as a tool to recover from mental health difficulties. Whether you are in work or not, your employment situation can play a big role in how well you recover from therapy.

Our employment service is part of Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies and is delivered in partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Employment advice during COVID-19

Our employment team have created this information pack on employment advice, specifically for during COVID-19. 

This pack includes information on job retention, in-work support, advice for working from home, claiming benefits, finding new work and CBT/employment advice.

Who is it for?

This service is available to all Tower Hamlets residents currently accessing Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies above the age of 18 years.

It is aimed at those who need support and are looking for work, want to return to work and work retention, to ensure that their work situation enables better recovery whilst in counselling. 

What we offer?

We offer free and impartial information, advice and guidance on employment matters to all our Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies patients. Our advisors offer both face to face and over the phone support.

Our team of employment advisors work in collaboration with therapists to offer you advice and support so that your employment situation does not negatively impact your wellbeing.

If you are in work, we can help you make reasonable adjustments in your workplace This could include negotiating a reduction in your workload or changing your hours of work.

If you are out of work, we take out some of the stress associated with finding work and we will help you to find work better suited to you. This could include helping you with your cv to preparing you for job interviews.

Employment Advice service is available Monday to Friday and operates from a range of locations across Tower Hamlets Borough. The main site is Open House, 13 Whitethorn Street, E3 4DA.  To access employment support you must qualify for Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies.

If you would like to access Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies Employment Support please call 020 8475 8080.

You can also visit the Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies website and make an online referral by clicking here.

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