What we do

The current situation

According to Public Health England, as of 2016, less than half of those who report mental illness as their main health problem were employed. Everyone has the right to work and be an active member of our society, but people with mental health conditions are significantly less likely to be employed.


Almost 1 in 6 people of working age have a diagnosable mental health condition.

However, we believe that everyone has the skills and talents to work, if the work is right for them.

About us

Working for Health is a specialist provider of employment support for people with mental health conditions. We understand the challenges you face in finding work. It’s not all about your CV. We will help you look at a whole range of options for building confidence and resilience, overcoming your barriers, making applications and starting work. Working for Health will support you every step of the way, at a pace to suit you.

At Working for Health we will:

Identify your skills.

  • Develop hopes for the future.
  • Support you to create your personal action plan to help you to be where you want to be.
  • Look at the obstacles that may be in your way and work to eliminate them or reduce them.
  • Speak with employers, colleges, voluntary organisations to provide tailored help.
  • Help with job applications, interview preparation and CV preparation.
  • Once you secure your job position, you will still receive the help that you need.

Support & Advice

We provide the same quality of services across Hull and East Riding, but the delivery is slightly different:

  1. At The Work Place in Cottingham, you can meet with other people in a similar situation, attend individual or group training sessions and workshops, and have full access to our IT suite and recovery library.
  2. In the East Riding we provide one to one services tailored to your individual needs.

We’re here to help. Call (01482) 242808 to see how we can get you back to work.

or drop us a line at


Other support

The following organisations we would recommend if you’re seeking further help and support.

Let's Talk
City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) mental health services for people with mild to moderate mental health issues.

Contact details
01482 247111

National Careers Service
Provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Contact details
National Careers Service
0800 100 900

Call us (we’re open 9am - 5pm weekdays)

(01482) 242808


Throughout the pandemic our first priority has been and will continue to be the wellbeing of our members, volunteers, colleagues and visitors. Consequently, in line with Government guidelines surrounding Covid-19, the offices at Working for Health are accessible by appointment only. Full details can be found on our Covid-19 page.  We remain operational and continue to offer support remotely to our members and welcome new referrals.