ESRA offers a highly professional service for people experiencing mental health conditions in East Surrey. We will listen and together we will look at all the options that might be available to you. We will provide one-to-one support and encouragement to find the right pathway to employment, whether paid or unpaid, or training, and by developing a realistic personal action plan that you are happy with, we will help to realise your aspirations.
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"Chronic depression to youth centre Penny had been an executive PA before a period of chronic depression led to three years when she was unable to work. Although referred via the Job Centre’s Disability Employment Advisor, she was a very proud woman who hated being on benefits and being associated with both Job Centres and the mental health system. She did not engage well with these services and was now without support… …"Continue reading
"Coming out of anxiety disorder 15 years ago William was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder and so had to stop work. He was referred to ESRA via the Job Centre’s Disability Employment Advisor soon after the death of his Father who he had been caring for through eight years of serious illness… …"Continue reading
"Vicky beats depression and wins silver medal Vicky is now a black belt in taekwondo and recently represented England in the European Championships, where she gained a silver medal but for years she suffered with depression. This led to drug and alcohol misuse and numerous run-ins with the police. She spent the majority of her late teens in secure units. Her story is told in her own words... …"Continue reading
"Before he came to us, David had been working for his local golf club. He’d found it hard there; he couldn’t keep more than two instructions in his head at a time. His boss had become frustrated and David had left, feeling unsupported and hard done by. …"Continue reading
"From addiction to counselling Carrie was referred via the Job Centre’s Disability Employment Advisor. She is a single mother of three and had been in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction for four years. She was keen to explore her options and particularly wanted to help others benefit from her own experience… …"Continue reading
"From psychosis to teaching assistant Six years after receiving a diagnosis of drug-induced psychosis Flo was referred to ESRA and attended a Moving On course. She was supported with job applications and attained part time employment at a local supermarket. Two years later, she attained full time employment with a local insurance company but became ill again and left … …"Continue reading