Call for Evidence: Young people, mental health and employment – good practice examples

Preparing for Adulthood are keen to share good practice examples of supporting young people into adulthood.

Gaining employment is a key outcome for young people with SEND. Many young people with mental heath problems may only be provided support though generic services rather than differentiated approaches that reflect their particular needs or circumstances.

To address the issue of employment support at transition for young people (14-25) with mental health problems (especially BESD), the Preparing for Adulthood is developing, testing and sharing resources that can support statutory organisations to develop good practice for this cohort.

For more detail on this project, please see the following page on the NDTi website.

How can you get involved?

We want to understand what works well and what needs to improve for young people with mental health problems in order for them to achieve good employment outcomes. We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Provide employment or education support for young people with mental health problems that helps with their employment prospects.
  • Have information or evidence which you could share with us about how you do your work and the difference it makes.
  • Are aware of any organisations or areas who are doing particularly interesting work around employment for young people with mental health problems? If so we would be delighted to hear from you.  

If you would like more information please click here.

The deadline for responses is 7th November 2014.