Overcoming Barriers: Finding and Sustaining Work

Partnership Working, Self Help Info

SEEC (Social Enterprise Employment Company) is committed to improving the quality of life, confidence and self-esteem of people with a mental and/or physical health problem, learning disability or their carers, by facilitating them to engage in paid work:

Getting into employment is difficult for everyone; knowing what to write in applications, what to say in interviews or even just staying motivated can be a struggle. All of the people we support face these same hurdles but do so with a mental health issue or disability as well.

This can create additional barriers related to confidence, stigma and ill health itself – to name a few. Our goal at SEEC is to improve the quality of life, confidence and self-esteem of people with mental health issues and disabilities by helping them engage in paid work.

For over 120 people in Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich, that SEEC have helped, work has been extremely valuable. It’s helped to build self-esteem, improve finances, meet new people, fulfil goals and feel a valued member of society. All of this adds to wellbeing; it has a positive impact on, and is part of a journey towards recovery.

SEEC works in partnership with local organisations to enable people to find the right support, training or social activities for them. By working with Bridge Mental Health and Recovery College Greenwich, we can help people gain the skills and confidence required to move into employment.

Aliandra, who was supported by SEEC, said:

“[My Employment Advisor] has worked with me… with patience, competence and dedication. With her next to me, I felt as if I was arranging a complex puzzle but she was helping me to find the right pieces and put them in the right place.

Thanks to her guidance, I’ve taken her advice and I’ve started classes at Recovery College Greenwich. Now I’m seeing the ‘the strong woman’ in me winning.

I know that recovering after depression is a process and not an event. However, knowing that someone is there for me makes this process much easier.”

SEEC provides one-to-one sessions with a specialist Employment Advisor. The support we give varies depending on individual needs and goals. In the past we’ve helped with job searching, building confidence and interview practice, we also support during the early days in work.

We would love to hear from you if you would like to know more about our service or feel you may benefit from some support. Please contact SEEC on 020 8298 9677 or email: info@seec.org.uk/ website: https://www.seec.org.uk

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How you can work with us

As well as the normal tendering process, you can commission our forensic services in the following ways:

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