Our Health + Wellbeing programme helps people impacted by homelessness to manage their mental health, build emotional wellbeing and overcome barriers to independence.
Many people who experience homelessness have experienced trauma and mental health difficulties. Our psychological wellbeing therapists and counsellors are there to help with those issues.
We use lots of different approaches to support customers including one-to-one counselling, group workshops and traditional talking therapy. We also run workshops to engage people through different activities like music, art, exercise and even gaming.
The Health + Wellbeing programme also tackles barriers to employment, working in partnership with education, training and employment specialists to deliver workshops about managing anxiety and stress in the workplace. In this way, we are giving people tools to manage their mental health and wellbeing in a way that allows them to move into independence for good.
By working in a psychologically informed way we can address the barriers facing people impacted by homelessness. We can equip them to move forward with their mental and physical health toward happy, independent futures.
We work with several partners across London who refer clients to our team. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver a service that is geographically accessible to clients, flexible, and rapid in its response to their needs. We see time and again the significant long-term impact of our work on clients who have experienced homelessness, as each person is offered a follow-up after their sessions, and the possibility of re-referral in future.
Join the counselling team
We provide supported counselling placements in our Health + Wellbeing team. These include monthly 1-2-1s with our counselling coordinator, and mandatory fortnightly clinical supervision. To be eligible, you must be studying in the second year of your L4 diploma or first year of a BSc or MSc or above, and have current or recent experience of receiving personal therapy. We also ask that you have the right to work in the UK, undergo a DBS check with us and are registered with the BACP.
If you would like more information about partnering with our service, or joining our team as a counsellor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.