Mental Health and Work

Many people find work a fulfilling and worthwhile. Maybe you have given up work due to illness and now feel ready to get back, either in a full-time or part-time capacity. Maybe you are looking for something rewarding to do with your time that would also give you the ability to earn your own money. Maybe you want to change your job and make looking for a new job as stress-free as possible.

We offer information and tips to help you get ready for a new job or to return to your current one. 

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Robert Smith* says that when he first started working again after a long bout of depression, it was hard just to get out there in front of people. “I literally forced myself to go. I just refused to listen to the voice in my head that said, ‘You’re not going to get this done, don’t bother.’”

If you are returning to work after an illness, or you want to switch jobs and try something different, one of the first things you need to do is update or change your résumé so it includes your most recent experience. A strong résumé will get you noticed.

Many people feel getting a job, or returning to work, is central to their recovery from illness - whether mental or physical. Work builds self-confidence and an income provides financial stability.