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Platfform – Out of Work Peer Mentoring Programme

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The Out of Work Peer Mentoring Service offers one-to-one support as you find your way back into work, delivered by peer mentors who understand the challenges you’re facing. They can work with you to find the volunteering, training or employment opportunities you need.

They’ll talk with you about your goals, and work with you on a plan to achieve them. They’ll meet you in your community and provide information, advice and guidance in confidence to support you on your way back into work.

Is this for me? It’s for people who have experienced mental health challenges – like anxiety or depression – or who are in recovery from alcohol or substance use.

It’s available if:

  • Over 25: You’ve been unemployed for more than 12 months, or are receiving ESA or Universal Credit
  • 16–24: You’re not in education, employment or training.

“The past couple of years has been really tough for everyone and as restrictions are reducing, we would welcome any opportunity to come and speak to you about our services and how we can help the people you are working with.”

For more information, please visit: https://platfform.org/project/skills-and-employment/

Material for professionals:

Short term unemployment leaflets:

Anyone over the age of 16; with a history of substance use or mental health issues; under 25’s not currently working; over 25’s who haven’t worked in the last year; in Cardiff & the Vale, RCT or Merthyr; contact Out Of Work Service [email protected]

Or; those aged over 25 in Cardiff & the Vale; who are not working; with a history of substance use or mental health issues; contact OoWS Short Term Unemployed [email protected].

This project will cease to take referrals on Friday 18th March 2022.

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