The Support Time and Recovery Service is delivered in partnership with the Healthy Minds Service, run by Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust in West Essex. Together we use our expertise to offer a wide range of talking treatments (sometimes called ‘psychological therapies’) to help people with a variety of different mental health problems.
The aim of the service is to help people to be able to access their talking treatment and support them towards achieving better mental health and wellbeing. Also, to help people gain or remain in employment and to enjoy daily life.
We work in line with NICE Guidelines in a model of care that treats mental health problems and teaches people skills in order to recover and/or improve their day-to-day life.
How can a Support Time and Recovery Service STaR Worker help you?
STaR workers can provide information, advice, guidance and practical support to adults with mild to moderate mental health problems within their local communities across West Essex.
They can support you with employment, education, housing, local services and activities to help you engage with other people and feel more a part of the community.
The STaR Workers provide practical support alongside your allocated therapist to work towards recovery and your personal goals.
How can you access this service and how much does it cost?
You can be referred to this service via your GP or you can self-refer via the Healthy Minds service. This service is free of charge.
A STaR Worker can help with Employment and Education
Employment support, job seeking, interview skills, voluntary work, CV’s and work experience. Identify useful training and learning opportunities to enable returning to education and fulfil aspirations for future employment.
Housing and finances
Approaching problems with benefits, debt management and budgeting and accessing social and supported housing entitlement.
Feeling lonely and isolated
The STaR Worker can introduce people to groups and activities running in their local community where they can share and discover interests, hobbies and activities to help improve their mental health and wellbeing.
How long will a STaR Worker be able to support me?
As soon as a STaR Worker is allocated to you an action plan will be put in place to identify your goals. Support is then provided for a short period of time, usually 6-12 weeks to help you with your action plan.
To find out more about how the Healthy Minds service might be able to help you, please click here to be directed to the main website or call the service directly on 0300 222 5943.
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