In South East London, there are a range of emplopyment services available to support those that are in employment, seeking employment, or unemployed.
Whether you want to speak to someone because you are feeling stressed at work, or you would like some impartial information and advice, there are services available to help. Please see the list of additional services available to health and social care staff in South East London below.
Alternatively, you can find out more about the staff support services available to you and your team by clicking on your employer here.
Work Well provide information and support to those that are unemployed or experiencing challenges at work. Work well provide a range of services across South London such as one-to-on employment coaching for those using services at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), as well as free information and advice for anyone to use. Work Well is not a mental health service and as it is partnered with SLaM, it is unable to support SLaM staff members.
The Work Well Advice Line
The Work Well Advice Line provides free, confidential advice about employment to anyone who needs it. Whether you are unemployed or stressed at work, the Advice Line can provide confidential employment advice and can put you in touch with services who can help.
The Work Well Advice Line is open Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm on 020 3228 2041
Visit the Work Well website here, to find out more about the information and services available.
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
ACAS provide free, confidential and impartial information and advice to employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. This includes advice on contracts, workplace bullying and harassment, redundancy and working hours. Find out more on their website here. Alternatively you can call 0300 123 1100 Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Citizens Advice are a free, independent organisation specialising in confidential information and advice to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing and other problems. To find out more, visit there website here. Alternatively you can call them on 0800 144 8848 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Mental Health At Work Website
The Mental Health At Work Website provides resources and toolkits created by key organisations across the UK, all aimed at helping staff to get to grips with workplace mental health. Click here to find out more.
Remploy - The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service
Remploy provide confidential advice and support for any employees with depression, anxiety and stress affecting their work. Staff can apply if they are in permanent or temporary employment (working or signed off sick) and have a MH condition that has made them miss work or made it difficult to remain at work. Click here to find out more. Alternatively you can phone 0300 456 8114 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Able Futures – The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service
Able Futures supports those experiencing anxiety, stress or depression to manage at work. They can offer up to 9 months of confidential support with a mental health practitioner to provide tailored practical strategies and coaching to help to cope at work whilst managing a mild-moderate mental health difficulty. They accept self-referrals by phone or online. Visit their website here. Alternatively you can call 0800 321 3137 Monday to Friday 8:00am to 10:30pm
National Careers Service:
The National Careers Service provide careers information, advice and guidance. They can help you to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in your career. This service is available to people who live in England. Visit their website here. Alternatively you can phone 0800 100 900. Advisers are available 8am-10pm seven days a week.
Future Learn is a British digital learning platform created by industry professionals, NHS Trusts and universities. Future Learn offer a range of short courses that you can join completely free of charge. To find out more, click here.
NHS Career Coaching for staff in Primary Care:
The NHS Career Coaching service offers free, rapid access to confidential coaching for staff working in Primary Care. Individual coaching is available with an experienced and skilled career coach to support you with your career choices. If you are thinking about your career and what you want from your current role, or if you are thinking about exploring new opportunities and making some changes, this coaching service may help you. Click here to find out more.
Turn2Us is a website providing information on welfare benefits entitlement and financial entitlements. If you or your partner are working, or thinking of starting work, you might qualify for welfare benefits to top up your income. The benefits you are entitled to will depend on a number of things, including your age, the number of hours you work and how much you earn. Visit their website here.
For additional support on in work finance/benefits advice, please see the services outlined under the impartial information and advice tab above.
The National Guardian Services offers confidential, non-judgmental and independent support from an allocated Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. This service suports staff to speak up at work, when they feel that they are unable to do so in other ways. There are nearly 700 Freedom to Speak Up Guardian's in the NHS and independent sector organisations, national bodies and elsewhere. To find your local Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, click here.