Collaborative work between Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and the mental health charity, Mind, is ensuring individuals across our county receive enhanced mental health support.Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Support into Employment delivers a holistic approach to treatment, improving mental health skills that enhance employability

Drop-in cafés and round-the clock telephone support through the Mental Health Number are available for anyone facing a crisis. Trained mental health navigators steer individuals towards the necessary support – whether this is from the NHS or the voluntary and community sector.

Additional support, such as the mental health charity’s project, Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Support into Employment, delivers a holistic approach to treatment, improving mental health skills that enhance employability. The initiative is funded by the European Union and the National Lottery.

The work enables lives to move forward, focusing on education, employment or training. Dedicated one-to-one support is provided by a BBO working mentor, while the project’s online Employability Course covers the essentials for being a strong candidate. The programme addresses CVs and cover letters, as well as setting goals, writing applications, interview techniques and job searches.

Anyone can reach mental health support at any time by calling 0800 448 0828. For details of mental health support in Northamptonshire, including the locations and opening times of the crisis cafés, click here.