Research shows that those who are unemployed are more likely to suffer from poor mental health than those who are employed.
But what if we could change this?
For over 20 years, Safe New Futures have been transforming the lives of long-term unemployed and young people who are disadvantaged and often struggle with their mental health. Our online wellbeing programmes utilise a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach combined with practical vocational training to help people overcome barriers, improve in confidence/self-esteem, reduce levels of depression/anxiety and move forward into education, employment or training opportunities. After completing our programmes, we saw at least 40% move into employment as a result of our support in 2021 despite the pandemic. 84% of people improved in self-esteem, 81% improved in self-motivation, and 75% became less depressed.
“During assessment we were particularly impressed with how the organisation is working with very hard to reach, excluded people. Also that the support is long term and person centered, combining the employment and wellbeing support and achieving strong outcomes in both aspects of the work.” – Assessor from The Henry Smith Charity.
“When I was referred to Safe New Futures, I was super low. I had been to other places that should have helped but didn’t. It was very much a ‘last chance’ in my mind. If this one didn’t work, I would act on my thoughts that I should be dead. I had spent so long being depressed with nothing helping to keep me level. One service said I was too severe whilst another said I wasn’t severe enough. But, by the end of the course, I was sooo much happier. I was able to do things and not be exhausted by all the little things." – Volunteer and Ex-Participant.