Sign-up to be Transformed
Ingeus team manager Rachel Tillett is the perfect promoter of the online mental health support available to job seekers engaging with Working Well (Work and Health Programme) in Greater Manchester.
Rachel joined the employment support programme as a key worker four years ago and has repeatedly witnessed the transformative effect of the online provision on participant mental wellbeing.
Delivered by Ingeus, Working Well (Work and Health Programme) provides tailored support to individuals with disabilities and health conditions who are seeking work.
“As a key worker you are working on a one to one basis with clients,” explained Rachel. “Some of our participants want to improve their mental wellbeing and we recommend the modules available on SilverCloud.”
SilverCloud is a confidential internet-based platform that delivers online therapeutic programmes. The provision has been developed by clinical experts and provides easy to use content with tools that offer solutions to improve mental wellbeing for those experiencing low levels of anxiety and stress.
Nowadays Rachel is the performance and delivery manager with the Oldham and Rochdale team of Working Well (Work and Health Programme).
“My current role involves looking at the range of support services that we can provide to help our job seekers,” said Rachel. “I know that SilverCloud is a great way of helping our participants and for some – engagement transforms their mental health, views and motivation.
“Our teams are very aware through working with clients that the pandemic and subsequent lockdown has increased people’s levels of stress, anxiety and depression, particularly amongst individuals who are also facing the challenge of looking for employment.”
The health team at Ingeus assess which online programme will help participants and support them to complete the sessions through regular contact.
The number of different options available has increased from 10 to 30, which includes mental health support for people with specific health barriers such as diabetes, heart conditions and chronic pain.
There is also a suite of five core programmes that are available for participants who do not require an extra level of support from the health team. Participants gain access through a self sign-up portal and complete modules independently at their own pace on their laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
“These core programmes have been tailored to aid better mental health to enable users to build up resilience and combat mental health issues,” added Rachel. “Many jobseekers are accessing the specific COVID-19 programme which supports those users with anxiety and depression that is linked to the current pandemic. We can also help older clients to further develop their IT skills to improve their engagement with the online provision.”
Working Well (Work and Health Programme) is an initiative commissioned by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and receives support from the European Social Fund.
If you are looking for work in Greater Manchester and would like to know more about the range of support available from Ingeus, please register your interest here: