Our Work, Your Story, the Future, and New Campaigns Launching this Month

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It’s Time To Change.

This is London right now: two million people suffering from mental ill-health of some form; the subsequent annual cost of lost work days in the capital is over £1.0bn, and not to mention the startling hidden cost of ineffective presenteeism is £21bn to the UK economy. Despite all this, 80% of UK employers do not have a supportive mental health policy.

For three decades our London-based charity, Jobs In Mind, has been delivering holistic and sustainable specialist employment support for Londoners facing the very real, daily work-place struggles affecting 1 in 4 Britons. Our mission is to lead London to an integrated, holistic, thriving and revitalised working life. We stand for Autonomy, Purpose, Resilience, Support, Compassion, Collaboration, Solutions-Focus.

Whether stress, anxiety, or any number of mental health struggles, you as an individual or employer are not alone. You or your organisation are a valued part of society, and you do have a voice.

At Jobs In Mind we operate a two-pronged function: Providing specialist consultation support to individuals and employers for good mental health support practice; and lobbying key authority bodies to keep mental health issues at the top of their agenda.


Our service programmes are client-led and address employment, education, or training needs for adults and young people facing unemployment or struggles in the workplace. We liaise with employers, health professionals, and our specialist consultants spanning matters of health, home life, career, social mobility, and legal rights.

We understand each person is different, and so our unique tailored approach holistically builds the independence and ability of our participants to self-manage a sustainable solution. Regain your confidence, autonomy, and become a thriving part of your local community once again with us. Our services have two main foci: assisting reemployment for Londoners struggling to find work due to their condition; and supporting those already in employment to navigate the mental health challenges of their workplace or of making a career change.

Our main service divisions include horticultural therapy and training Urban Growth, tailored support for 16-25 year olds with our Work Related Assertiveness Project; together with our colleagues at SMART we run the NHS commissioned Community Living Well Service for those in mental health primary care, along with our Navigator Service.


We are very excited to announce we are launching two key awareness campaigns, and we warmly invite you to get involved. We are the Londoners’ mental health charity, and your voice, inspiration, and influence is so key to achieving our shared ambitions of a balanced thriving London.

Voice Your Story Campaign

We’re celebrating World Mental Health day by launching a year long program of building awareness and giving voice to the voiceless. We want you to join your voice with ours, and share your experience and insights from mental health struggles, either personally and professionally.

You could be an individual in need of service; or represent an employer seeking workplace diversity and vitality. Perhaps you’re a corporation needing a social responsibility program; or our work touches your desire to donate or volunteer. Together we will lead London to an integrated, holistic, and thriving work-life balance.

More details to follow soon. If you’d like to get involved, please reach out to us here.

Workplace Awareness Campaign

We’re excited to kick off this campaign with our Local Employers and Partners Open Day at the Camden Town Hall today – delighted to have a full-house attendance including the Mayor of Camden, and speakers from Thrive LDN, our Trustees, and Director at Jobs In Mind. We’ll follow up with a report on the day soon, including a handy checklist of signs to watch out for, Tips and Tricks for coping, and good mental health practice in the workplace.

FIVE SMALL STEPS – take one this World Mental Health Day.

For now, here’s FIVE small steps you can take away today to celebrate #WorldMentalHealthDay. Even just doing one today will add a world of difference.

Note on emergencies – in the case of a crisis please always seek immediate help.  Jobs In Mind are not able to provide crisis information or support – please contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or the NHS 111 in crises.

ONE – sign the Time To Change pledge to help end mental health discrimination – link for individuals or organisations.

TWO – Find out more about Jobs in Mind and the services we provide.

THREE – Join our Voice Your Story Campaign here, share this article on social media, and let us know how you’re celebrating Mental Health Awareness week in the comments section below.

FOUR – Find out more about employment Wellness Action Plans and or what training is available within your organisation.

FIVE – Your support for the cause really makes a big difference, you can donate to us here.


Author: Katie Crawford, on behalf of Jobs In Mind.

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