FREE Courses - Spring & Summer 2018 - Employment Support

by Donna Barrington Smith on April 16, 2018

ESRA is running a selection of FREE mental health related workshops in central Reigate, Surrey. If you are a resident living in Redhill, Reigate or Horley, and have mental health issues, these half day workshops could be exactly what you are looking for, with a view to gaining confidence in the work place.

If you are employed or thinking about returning to work and need support with goal setting, understanding your rights or want to develop your confidence and communication skills in preparation for work, then ESRA has a workshop for you!

The courses will run on the following dates:

Building Confidence and Communication Skills
Wednesday 25th April 2018 or Wednesday 6th June 2018
A supportive workshop to improve your assertiveness, confidence and communication skills in work and in social settings.

Motivation and Goal Setting
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 or Wednesday 13th June 2018
Exploring motivation, challenging obstacles and developing achievable goals.

Mental Health, Your Rights at Work
Wednesday 9th May 2018 or Wednesday 20th June 2018
Know your rights in the workplace. Look at different ways to disclose mental health and understand your right to confidentiality. Learn about requesting reasonable adjustments. Understand how to identify positive employers and about employment support that is available.

Prepared to Work
Wednesday 16th May 2018 or Wednesday 27th June 2018
Identifying your skills and qualities. Tips on CV and covering letter writing and application forms. Interview techniques and disclosure advice.

New Opportunities
Wednesday 4th July 2018 – 10am to 2pm
Find out more about volunteering, employment & self-employment, new learning opportunities, benefits and work advice, as well as funding options.

All the workshops are timed as follows unless otherwise specified: 9.45am – Arrival and tea/coffee 10.00am – Session commences (prompt) 2.30pm – Session Ends

When your place/places have been confirmed, you will be advised of the workshop location in central Reigate and parking opportunities. Reigate train station is no more than 10 minutes’ walk away.

As these FREE courses (and you can do either one or all of them if you like) are for helping people with mental health issues to either remain in, or gain employment, we will need to briefly discuss with you what your current situation is. Don’t worry! Our employment manager, Sara Ferris, and her team know exactly what you are going through and want to help. To book a place or discuss the courses further, please contact Sara Ferris at ESRA on 01737 772115 or email

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