Mental Health & Covid-19

Mental Health is a key issue for the UK. Since 2018, Standguide’s Mental Health team have collectively supported 1,018 West Yorkshire customers with Mental Health barriers to tackle anxiety/depression, move closer to employment, and gain confidence to fully engage with the Welfare To Work sector.

Our team makes material differences to customers’ lives. One customer who had contemplated suicide said, “I actually feel that I have something to look forward to as you have mapped out the way forward for me”. Customers access support they need through the team’s mentoring and signposting and many are now able to access other Welfare to Work services for the first time.

With the onset of COVID-19, our Mental Health team adapted to provide remote support to customers, many who are isolated, making an enormous impact on maintaining their wellbeing.

Our Mental Health team have positively and significantly changed lives across West Yorkshire. and that’s why we have decided to nominate them for the Employability Awards 2020.