Bristol Mental Health Employment Service are here to help

We want you to know we are here to support anyone who needs us.

In light of Government advice regarding social distancing, Bristol Mental Health Employment Service will continue to support clients via telephone, email and text. Steps2Work is cancelled until further notice as are other outreach support sessions. We are working hard to inform ourselves about support available for people facing employment difficulties due to coronavirus.

We will update our Facebook page regularly with anything that might help right now:

https://www.facebook.com/Bristol-Mental-Health-Employment-Service-163156340759234/

If you or a client have any concerns please call us on 0117 923 2741. Our phone line is still staffed for support and advice, and we’ll call back anyone who leaves a message within 24 hours Monday to Friday.

Here are some sources of  information:

· To keep up-to-date with Government advice, there are currently daily briefings on BBC 1.

· View documents created by the Government to advise both employee and employers on COVID-19 via https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

· ACAS gives information and advice to both employees and employers on how COVID-19 affects employment  https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

·  NHS resources:

o For the NHS’ current advice about COVID-19, its symptoms and treatment use: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

o For tips to stay well during this stressful time use: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/

We encourage people to communicate regularly with their employer during this time and to access our service or other services available to support wellbeing.