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Suffolk Mind hosts event to help people get back into work

Suffolk Mind is hosting an event for people looking for support and guidance to get themselves back into the workplace.

The free Return to Work event is being held at Quay Place, Ipswich on Wednesday 25 September, 10am – 3pm. There will be confidence workshops, CV and interview advice from recruitment experts polkadotfrog, plus workshops from Suffolk Mind explaining how people can keep themselves mentally well by meeting their emotional needs.

Chief Executive of Suffolk Mind, Jon Neal said: “We all have mental health, and we all have the same emotional needs that must be met in order to stay well and not stressed. Work, or volunteering, can provide opportunities to meet all sorts of needs like Meaning and Purpose, Achievement, Community and Status, for example.

“Sometimes it can be a very stressful experience to even apply for a new job, let alone attend an interview, perhaps for the first time in many years, or start a new role. This is because we’re not fully in control of what will happen, and we can get anxious about an unknown or unfamiliar environment.

“We want to offer as much guidance and assistance as possible to people in Suffolk who are looking to get back to work.”

We will be offering people the chance to pick up a piece of clothing from our pre-loved rail for their interviews and working life with a stylist on hand to help you chose the right outfit.

It’s also an opportunity to meet the Suffolk Mind volunteering team.

Volunteer Manager, Corrina Hanley said: “If you’re not quite ready to jump straight back into the workplace, volunteering is an excellent way of developing your confidence and gaining experience to help you in the future. Many of our volunteers who have come to join the team at Suffolk Mind have moved on to gain employment.

“We have many volunteering opportunities at Suffolk Mind from administration roles to support staff and Christmas Elves. There are more details on our website.”

Anyone can come along to the Return to Work event at Quay Place. Our workshops are free to attend but booking is recommended. To book your place and for more details click here.

Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 23rd September 2019

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